Thought I'd share this.: Bought myself an 'ejector... - PMRGCAuk

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ChrisMcT
ChrisMcT

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

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DorsetLady
DorsetLadyPMRGCAuk volunteer

H,

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!

ChrisMcT
ChrisMcT in reply to DorsetLady

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

DorsetLady
DorsetLadyPMRGCAuk volunteer in reply to ChrisMcT

I’m sure he is somewhere, but I bet he has a battle every day with ‘elf & safety!

ChrisMcT
ChrisMcT in reply to DorsetLady

Ha ha, like it!

Rokerman
Rokerman in reply to ChrisMcT

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..........!

ChrisMcT
ChrisMcT in reply to Rokerman

Poor lady she must have been shattered to fall asleep at the ironing board!

Rokerman
Rokerman in reply to ChrisMcT

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!

ChrisMcT
ChrisMcT in reply to Rokerman

I experimented for 2 years, not using my dryer but of course had to iron all those awful hard dried clothes, I then switched to using my dryer and not ironing, same amount of electricity used, so haven't used my iron for years. A slightly creased Chris xx

CT-5012
CT-5012 in reply to DorsetLady

We have a “soft close” loo seat so I don’t see why it couldn’t be made to work in the opposite direction. 😂

PMRpro
PMRproAmbassador in reply to CT-5012

But you'd end up sandwiched against the cistern...

DorsetLady
DorsetLadyPMRGCAuk volunteer in reply to PMRpro

😳 the mind boggles

😃

Perhaps they could build in an emergency eject after a certain time?

Good purchase!

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.

PMRpro
PMRproAmbassador in reply to SheffieldJane

Japan too - that's where I met them. Bit of a contrast to Chinese ones!!!

CT-5012
CT-5012 in reply to PMRpro

And India 😫

Hidden
Hidden in reply to SheffieldJane

ToTo Toilets 🚽 Amazing! They even play a tune!

SheffieldJane
SheffieldJane in reply to Hidden

And warm the seat. 😅

Rokerman
Rokerman in reply to Hidden

I hesitate to ask this Mrs N - but how is the tune activated.....?!

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Rokerman

Hi!

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 💅🏼

Rokerman
Rokerman in reply to Hidden

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.........

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Rokerman

Hi

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!

Best Wishes

Angela x

scats
scats in reply to SheffieldJane

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.

SheffieldJane
SheffieldJane in reply to scats

I love solutions that change the landscape!

PMRpro
PMRproAmbassador

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!

PMRpro
PMRproAmbassador in reply to ChrisMcT

There is already a low tech version...

DorsetLady
DorsetLadyPMRGCAuk volunteer in reply to ChrisMcT

There’s always been a guzunder in rural homes - rich and poor!

PMRpro
PMRproAmbassador in reply to DorsetLady

Was thinking more commode - can you imagine someone with PMR using a guzunder?

CT-5012
CT-5012 in reply to PMRpro

Only if it was on a chair but then oh never mind.

DorsetLady
DorsetLadyPMRGCAuk volunteer in reply to PMRpro

I refer you to my previous response m’lud! Boggles galore!

PMRpro
PMRproAmbassador in reply to DorsetLady

I rest my case yer 'onner...

Hidden
Hidden

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. 😊

borednow
borednow in reply to Hidden

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!!

Hidden
Hidden in reply to borednow

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. 😁

rickybs
rickybs in reply to Hidden

I take a little footrest with me cos I am under 5 ft ... what a lifesaver that is

PMRpro
PMRproAmbassador in reply to borednow

My toilets are like that though not particularly high - they are standard in Italy now - and it is much easier to clean the bathroom floor. Mine could do with being 1/2inch higher - the roomba gets stuck...

Your friend has my sympathy!

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.

Telian
Telian in reply to CT-5012

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.

ChrisMcT
ChrisMcT in reply to LCHRISTOP10

No arm or hand strength yet, a block and tackle?

Hidden
Hidden in reply to LCHRISTOP10

Wouldn't it be nice to be levitated everywhere 😂

Constance13
Constance13 in reply to Hidden

How about “beam me up......”

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Constance13

Oh yes please. When I had to drive 100miles home after a 12 hour day I was desperate for someone to really invent a transporter. 🚀

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.

ChrisMcT
ChrisMcT in reply to scats

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.......

scats
scats in reply to ChrisMcT

So true!

Hidden
Hidden in reply to scats

That's a lesson for us to mention such things. Hope it made a big impact on the Dr.

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Hidden

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 🤗🌞😀

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Hidden

Good luck.

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Hidden

Thanks 📦📦📦📦📦

scats
scats in reply to Hidden

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

PMRpro
PMRproAmbassador in reply to scats

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.

scats
scats in reply to PMRpro

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.

PMRpro
PMRproAmbassador in reply to scats

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.

scats
scats in reply to PMRpro

Yes it did help. Amazing the subjects that have taken off recently - toilets and food the real priorities in life!

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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