Bought myself an 'ejector' seat. You know the sort that tips you onto your feet, ever so slowly and best of all has a foot rest which elevates my feet comfortably. No more plucking up courage to get up off the chair. Trouble is it has a soporific effect so I'm often asleep on it too. Now can someone PLEASE invent a loo seat which will do the same?? xxx
Thought I'd share this.: Bought myself an 'ejector... - PMRGCAuk
Well you wouldn’t want to fall asleep on that, now would you!
But do agree a little bit of help to get up might be nice!
It has been known for me to nod off on the loo especially the night time visits so perhaps an alarm attachment too. Is Heath Robinson still alive?xx
I’m sure he is somewhere, but I bet he has a battle every day with ‘elf & safety!
My Mum once nodded off whilst standing at the ironing-board - we were alerted by the rising coil of smoke as an iron-shaped hole was created in my Dad’s white shirt..........!
Poor lady she must have been shattered to fall asleep at the ironing board!
In fairness, it was an activity that she absolutely detested (the evidence being the piles of clothes occupying every seating place in the lounge....). In retrospect, it was the onset of undiagnosed diabetes which was sapping her energy at the time - something I’m all too aware of myself on the combination of Pred and Statins!
We have a “soft close” loo seat so I don’t see why it couldn’t be made to work in the opposite direction. 😂
Perhaps they could build in an emergency eject after a certain time?
In South Korea our airport hotel loo washed you and dried you too. It had a number of options including one for the elderly and infirm. It occurred to me that these would be marvellous in Care homes - more dignity all round. They seemed standard in South Korea. Sorry it just triggered a memory and a thought that relatively simple inventions take the dis out of disability.
Japan too - that's where I met them. Bit of a contrast to Chinese ones!!!
ToTo Toilets 🚽 Amazing! They even play a tune!
And warm the seat. 😅
I hesitate to ask this Mrs N - but how is the tune activated.....?!
There’s a panel along the side with buttons to press! The Japanese are very modest people so they play the tune when using a public loo, there are then many other options including washing & warm air drying!
So now you know!........
Hope you are doing well?
Mrs N 💅🏼
Phew - glad that’s sorted out! Yes, am doing ok thank you - down to 3mg Pred without too much drama! I always remember your far-east cruise (coincided with my long-haul trip to the USA west coast) - have you done any more without problems? I’m coming under pressure to go to Australia.........
We did the Mediterranean last September, which was lovely & l did very well. We went to The Caribbean in March & l could not cope with the heat, luckily we’ve been before so pretty much stayed on the Ship in the air conditioning!
I’m back up at 7.5mg trying to get back to 5mg the Endocrinologist doesn’t think I’ve got Secondary Insufficiency but l still get terrible waves of fatigue but they are now accompanied by perspiration & the lovely weather doesn’t help which is sad 😔
We flew to Singapore in 2012 & sailed to Sydney then onto New Zealand, back to Sydney & home. I know for sure l couldn’t do it now but I was on 18mg at the time & only just over a year in to PMR.
We have no holidays booked as it’s the 1st of the house moves on Friday, then the birth of the First Grandchild then hopefully move into the house we’ve bought during the summer, so that’ll keep us busy for now but while we’re in the Rental House we are going to explore Shropshire!
There’s a few of us on here that’s been to Australia & New Zealand So Ltd of tips & hints if you do decide to go!
My dad treated himself to one of these. He was very badly crippled at the end of his life and in a lot of pain, he considered it one of the best things he ever bought. He especially liked the jet of WARM water. It kept him independent for much longer and as you say improved dignity.
You do meet self-rising loo seats all over the world (they are supposed to also self-disinfect once they are vertical) but they are more of a pest - they will NOT stay down while you turn and seat yourself!! However - they do dissuade men peeing on the seat...
I've thought of a better one,. Loo on rails that you could summon to your bedside in the night!
There’s always been a guzunder in rural homes - rich and poor!
Was thinking more commode - can you imagine someone with PMR using a guzunder?
I had a new kitchen 2 years ago. I wanted a downstairs shower and loo so that went in the old offshot kitchen. The builder suggested a higher toilet. It is about 2 to3 inches higher Than usual loo and feels weird at first. But it is easier to manoeuvre on and off it. A good strong towel radiator means I can use that on bad days to hoick myself up.
The ejector seats are great. We got my mum one years ago and 10 years later it was still good enough for dad to use it. I am a bit fan of anything that improves mobility and aids rest. 😊
There is a new coffee shop in my town which has the most amazing toilets. They're sort of hung off the wall and are a lot higher than normal toilets making the whole visit much less stressful. One of my friends, however, doesn't like them at all - probably 'cos she's only 5ft nothing!!
Bless her. I do think sometimes the the benches I sit on were all designed for 6ft 4 men. It's not comfy when your feet can't touch the floor in any context. 😁
I take a little footrest with me cos I am under 5 ft ... what a lifesaver that is
A loo in a cafe in Paris had a seat with a poly sleeve and when the loo was flushed a fresh sleeve shuffled round. That also solved the peeing on the seat problem.
Wow - some countries are more hygiene conscious than others! The WORST toilets I've ever seen were in Macy's NY. Lovely decor but was flooded and toilet paper everywhere, not from a plumbing issue either just over used and not regularly checked - we just turned about and left!
Well no... you wouldn't want to fall asleep on the loo😠xx
Often an occupational therapist assessment of your home can provide suggestions for changes that will make life a little easier. Depending on the lay out of your bathroom and your arm strength, a metal pull bar screwed into the wall next to the toilet can help levitate off the loo.
Well Chris,l must admit that when my PMR was at it’s worse stage with a lot of pain and stiffness,l could have found an ejector toilet seat very helpful.Enjoy your new chair xx,
My GP asked how things were going, I said I sat on the loo and got off again. I had to explain that it was the first time I hadn't lowered myself on and hauled myself off. She had no idea it got that bad.
Yes. It's the everyday things that we take for granted that you suddenly can't do. Opening tins, windows and heavy doors, why on earth have I got such a large heavy electric kettle when I only need a few cups of water boiling, and stairs.......
That's a lesson for us to mention such things. Hope it made a big impact on the Dr.
I’d only just bought new stainless steel pans with copper bottoms (no rude comments please) when l got PMR; l simply could not lift them even if I’d had the strength to cook!
It’s amazing the things I can do now which at the beginning l couldn’t. It’s actually quite gratifying to remember where we started & where we are now, which is also encouraging for our New Members.
It’s a longer journey than any of us realise but onward & upward especially me today, the last day before the Removal Guys arrive & start dismantling our house! 🏠
Have a Good Day Ladies & Gents 🤗🌞😀
I had just made a collection of metal watering cans, very country living! They look lovely but I can't lift them when they have water in them. Good thing they are decorative
Yes - I've seen doctors do a double take when told that untreated PMR often means you are unable to toilet yourself (short arm syndrome) and getting onto or off the toilet is also almost impossible - even with a grab rail because your arms hurt too much.
When I had my hip replacement after, 1 year on pred, there was only one bar by the toilet. It was a major decision to go, I had to push myself up using the shelf behind the toilet, not easily reached with PMR.
I came very close to pulling the washbasin over once - we'd moved and I wasn't too impressed by the standard of the workmanship!!!! I also got stuck in the bathroom as it had a very stiff doorknob and I couldn't turn it to unlock the door. We went out a bought one of those hooks and eyes to keep the door locked easily!
Nearly forgot - were you not issued with a raised loo seat? You should have been.
Absolutely - All replies to MR Telian please.
BRILLIANT wit from you all you really made me larf !!!
Animals have the answer. Get up slowly and stretch. I do it now. It works a treat.
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