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    Sit to stand

    How do people manage sitting to standing? I am finding it increasingly difficult when out. Obviously at home I have a riser chair to help me. I also now need the support of chairs with arms.

    Please do let me know how people manage this.
    :ty:

    Shevvy

    shevvyt1
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    #137718
    Reply To: Sit to stand

    I used to either lean on a surface of walk hands up legs till I got upper body up. Now can’t.

    """""""What doesn't kill you makes you stronger""""""

    Cat Cat
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    #137723
    Reply To: Sit to stand

    How do people manage sitting to standing? I am finding it increasingly difficult when out. Obviously at home I have a riser chair to help me. I also now need the support of chairs with arms.
    :ty:

    Chairs with arms become vital.

    If I am not on the mobility scooter with its perfect arms I use
    my rollator, the wheeled walking frame with seat and arms.

    Wherever I go, I have my wonderful seat to immediately sit
    on with superb supportive arms.

    "Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".

    taungfox
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    #137753
    Reply To: Sit to stand

    If I do not have my wife/carer/dragon with me (who is a nurse) then I have to have a chair with arms to help me to get up. If I have sat too long even that becomes impossible to. Normally I would shuffle to the edge of the seat and use my two sticks and push myslef upwards. This is getting tricky now due to my deterioration, but I would also suggest that you make sure that you get the best seat you can for your needs (yes, even if it involves moving the cat). If you are not at home many places will hekp you find something and if not remind them of their duty of care and the requirment to make a reasonable adjustment for your disability.

    Mike

    So many love songs, so little love.

    embayweather embayweather
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    #138323
    Reply To: Sit to stand

    I can’t sit to stand. End of. If we ever lose electricity I’m up the creek with no paddle.

    I have a bespoke rising/reclining armchair that doesn’t rake (tilt) when it reaches it’s full height. That will almost get me to a standing position, which is no mean feat as I am 6’2″.

    The bathroom is a real bone of contention & I’ve struggled for the past year. I’ve now successfully applied for DFG & I’m currently awaiting an installation date for a rising toilet.

    The OT that arranged all this brought around a rising toilet frame to try but, because of the legs on the frame, I couldn’t spread my legs afar enough apart to get enough purchase to allow me to confidently stand.

    So, regrettably we had to plump for the £5 grand option but, considering what these people in charge put us (the less-abled) through, I feel no guilt in getting the money off the government to pay for it via a DFG.

    My new chariot is the chariot I had been hoping for. I come over all Obi-Wan Kenobi then… “These are not the droids you’re looking for”. I am incredibly lucky that mine had been with someone for two weeks (my power chair, not droids – keep up people) but, unfortunately for them, it turned out not to be suitable.

    The difference is that this one has a rising seat, an extra motor, to also raise the seat to nearly the height of the armchair. Instead of ordering me a brand new chair for myself they graciously installed new high capacity batteries in this bad boy & now it’s officially my precious.

    It took two years & two chairs to get the right chair but, it’s been totally worth it. It justifiably is now referred to as my shiny new super sparkly chariot & I love it.

    I didn’t think I’d be gushing about power chairs when I was a twenty year old plonker but, the differnce it makes to my life is immeasurable :wave: .

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    I, Disabled Bloke
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    #138365
    Reply To: Sit to stand

    I second that Mexican wave Wonder Woman

    :wave:

    It’s good to hear!

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    sar78 sar78
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    #138369
    Reply To: Sit to stand

    Way to go, a victory worth waiting for.

    Mike

    So many love songs, so little love.

    embayweather embayweather
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