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Heidi

Alas, I am lederhosenless, but I, Heidi, infuse you with Secret Garden healing rays as per your request. And offer the suggestions of deep, cleansing belly breaths and that you be gentle with thineself.

Mary Tsao

I seem to remember Cherry Ames... Was she the candy striper sleuthing gal or was that someone else?

Sorry you're not yourself. I like this list and will print it out to remember it when I need it. If I ever have another child, I will pin it to the wall. One thing I hate is when people ask what they can do. It's well meaning, but the better thing to do is... do. Don't ask, do.

Heather

I was reading a book once about a woman whose son was in a wheelchair. She spent a huge paragraph talking about how difficult it was to have multiple caregivers because of the differences in how they would spoon feed you. I thought I understood but she made so many deeper levels clear to me.

I would add to your list 'taking my kiddo out to play'. When I was pretty much bed bound with a bad case of bronchitis the most helpful thing to me was when family would take my kiddo out for fun. Then I felt less guilty during my few awake moments about the kiddo watching me sleep my life away.

There are bath bars that can be temporarily placed as they have some sort of super duper scientific suction cup thingy. I thought they might be useful particularly if your back issues are in multiple parts of your back and different bar placements would make sense at different times. Right now in the tub I have to roll to the side and get up from my knees to get out.

badgerbag

Yeah, I was thinking last night of ordering one of those clamp-on bathtub handrails. Right now I'm managing by holding onto the metal/glass doors, which works reasonably well. A bar that clamps onto the side of the tub will work better, but will prevent the door from sliding shut, so we also need a shower curtain. A moment to say that when I was disabled before there was no online shopping, really. Or only just barely. How much easier it is now -- I have online shopping AND money to use for it. Before I had neither, and would just drool over the ads in "Independent Living" magazine.

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