• Ailments... 1B.

    From Ardith Hinton@1:153/716 to Daryl Stout on Mon Jan 7 00:26:40 2013
    Hi again, Daryl! This is a continuation of my previous message to you:

    I saw a T-shirt once that noted "I'm here to save your
    butt, not kiss it"!!


    Good one... [chuckle].



    To medical people, nudity means nothing to them. So, when
    they tell me to get naked, I used to reply "how fast??".


    Uh-huh. I'll ask if it's really necessary to remove xxx and/or warn them that it could take me awhile, but I don't object.... :-)



    Unfortunately, the arthritis has gotten so bad in my arms
    and legs now, I have to literally have them undress and
    dress me again. I can take care of that at home, but the
    height of the exam tables in the hospitals and doctors
    offices is difficult to work with...and I'm afraid I'll
    fall if I'm not careful.


    We have similar problems WRT our daughter... no, she can't "just hop up" onto the examining table. When the patient arrives with a cane, a walker, or a wheelchair you might think they'd have a clue. Perhaps you find yourself explaining the same things over & over again. I get tired of explaining why I won't even attempt to carry a 300 lb. wheelchair (not to mention the weight of the passenger!) up & down a flight of stairs, for example. OTOH, I'm grateful that folks with special needs don't have to hide in the back bedroom nowadays. Evidently my assignment is to make clear to others what our needs are.... :-)



    I'm using a cane more and more often, and may end up with
    doing likewise with a walker (if not a wheelchair) as well.


    I know many people who use one or another, depending on how far they are going. If you have difficulty getting up onto an examining table & you're concerned about falling I think you'd be a lot happier with a power chair than with a scooter. I'll gladly share with you the various reasons we decided the former was preferable in our daughter's case at such time as the bean counters would like you to use a "shoprider" because the $$$ is considerably less. ;-)




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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to ARDITH HINTON on Sat Mar 3 01:06:00 2018
    Hi again, Daryl! This is a continuation of my previous message to you:

    Hi, Ardith...

    I saw a T-shirt once that noted "I'm here to save your
    butt, not kiss it"!!

    Good one... [chuckle].

    I worked in silkscreen printing for 18 years, before rapidly declining
    health (including severe migraines and arthritis pain) led me to resign
    14 years ago. I always looked for these "funny shirts".

    Before my wife died nearly 11 years ago, she got me a shirt that had
    on the front "WARNING!! KLUTZ ON THE LOOSE!!" -- on the back "DANGER!!
    ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN!!". Her response?? "That's him". Nice to have
    the spouse so supportive. <G>

    A better one had a picture of an ocelot, and it looked like he had
    been sucking on bitter persimmons or lemons. The text said "I have PMS,
    and a handgun. Any questions??". <BG>

    Uh-huh. I'll ask if it's really necessary to remove xxx and/or warn
    them that it could take me awhile, but I don't object.... :-)

    A friend of mine didn't want to go to the doctor, as "he didn't want
    them to see him naked". I couldn't convince him with "Like it's
    something they haven't seen before?? Hello??!!". :P

    We have similar problems WRT our daughter... no, she can't "just hop
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    I use a cane everywhere I go, but I have a walker on standby.
    Sometimes, the left leg "freezes up in pain", and I have to "stand up",
    and "straighten it out"...the pain subsides after a minute or two, but
    it's agony in the interim.

    And, like with your daughter, I need help getting on and off the exam
    table. What's worse, getting up from one makes me dizzy.

    I know many people who use one or another, depending on how far they
    are going. If you have difficulty getting up onto an examining table & you' AH>concerned about falling I think you'd be a lot happier with a power chair th AH>with a scooter. I'll gladly share with you the various reasons we decided t AH>former was preferable in our daughter's case at such time as the bean counte AH>would like you to use a "shoprider" because the $$$ is considerably less. ;

    I have considered one, as I may eventually end up in a wheelchair.
    Right now, I'm doing all the driving, shopping, banking, phone calls,
    etc. for my Mom, who will be 92 this fall. So, that keeps me busy. She
    has a hard time moving around and getting up. Thankfully, she doesn't
    need actual physical care, but she doesn't go out unless I'm driving.

    Daryl

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