PALS chat thread ( PALS only please)

Jhettinger

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FALLS/FALLING DISCUSSION
Important Advice from a person that threw persons from airplanes and worked on large construction projects for past 20 years

3 point hold always - do not carry anything in your hands and walk
No pivots
Eliminate Foot entanglements
Plan walking route - use 3 point hold, do it the same way every time
check hand holds always for secure feeling
always have cell phone close by - practice dialing in bed, that will be your fall position
HOSPITALS SUCK
 

lisa g

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We booked a cruise prior to my diagnosis, not scheduled for until March. Even though I a still currently able to walk we worried what might change in the coming months. We called the cruise line and explained the circumstances. They agreed better to be safe than sorry and switched us to an accessible room at no extra charge.
 

Jhettinger

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Rent a scooter. Getting around the cabin at night - buy motion activated lights, at least 3,, set them strategically. I place them on floor so they pick up foot movement. Bring power strip. Put "glow in the dark" tape on cane, light switches, door handles. Take showers in port if possible
 

mytmouz

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Still cruising through therapy. They are test fitting me on different power chairs, trying to find the Goldilocks fit...
 

KimT

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A friend and I went to Orlando for the hurricane. We didn't want to take a chance so we stayed in a nice two-bedroom, two bath with a full kitchen, living room and dining room. The first day we sat out by the pool and got some sun. Then the rain/wind started so we just played cards and watched TV. Fred stayed here with Ace and my friend's husband also stayed at their condo. We both have first-floor units and were worried about storm surges but it hardly hit DB Shores. Now I'm back. I really missed my lift chair and bidet.
 
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