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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 23-05-2020, 21:43 Thread Starter
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Fell again

Tripped over a flex

Couldnít get up, young Albert was at work, could have phoned my son

Sat for ages on the floor contemplating

I canít use my knees or hips to get up

Nothing above arm height to pull myself up

Albert had a brainwave

He brought in the table he built for shadow and the Ramp For him to access the bench for grooming

I shuffled to the bottom of the ramp and gradually moved up it till I was sat on the table

It didnít work for shadow but it worked for me

Success

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"Necessity is the Mother of Invention"

Glad you sorted the problem, now PLEASE sort the flex out of the way if you can.....
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It was too warm to light the stove in the main lounge

But a bit chilly so we plugged in the halogen fire, but obviously didnít completely check the flex

And ........

Shadow was delighted that I was once more down at his level

I was delighted to get back up

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I can imagine that very well, hopefully I will never be as bad as that, but I have had to crawl to a chair for help, not because I have fallen but bobbed down for some reason or other and canīt get up.
We need to do a few leg & arm muscle strengthening exercises.
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Sorry to hear of your tumble, Sandra. Sounds like you bounced

Considering how common a problem this is (the falling down and inability to rise ) why hasn't somebody invented something along the lines of Shadow's ramp and table?
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Sorry to hear of your tumble, Sandra. Sounds like you bounced

Considering how common a problem this is (the falling down and inability to rise ) why hasn't somebody invented something along the lines of Shadow's ramp and table?

Wonīt work if nobody else is around to fetch it for you.
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OH you must be more careful Sandra. After my mother fell it was the beginning of the end. She never managed on her own again.

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Wonīt work if nobody else is around to fetch it for you.
If you could solve the gadget then access might be solvable? Trained assistance dog? Remote control? Where there is a will there is usually a way
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OH you must be more careful Sandra. After my mother fell it was the beginning of the end. She never managed on her own again.

Ray.
Arenít you a little Ray of sunshine Ray

Letís face it at our age it is the beginning of the end

We are certainly closer to the end than the beginning

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I can imagine that very well, hopefully I will never be as bad as that, but I have had to crawl to a chair for help, not because I have fallen but bobbed down for some reason or other and canīt get up.
We need to do a few leg & arm muscle strengthening exercises.
Trouble is my knees are absolutely buggered now with arthritis Jan, I canít kneel or crawl on them, if I could I could get up using a chair Or some such thing

A bottom shuffle up a ramp onto a low side table worked

Sandra
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