Saturday, February 20, 2016

Dealing With Chronic Pain #10



Darn you computer and your web-site links. about three hours ago I started checking my emails. One of them was a link on how to earn a little extra cash. One link led to another and now here I sit...finally getting out this post. Hope it helps!

GETTING AROUND by Living A Healthy Life with Chronic Pain

1. Lead with your stronger leg when going upstairs. Lead with your weaker leg going down.

2. Remove all throw rugs---they can cause falls.

3. Doorways inside your home can be made wider by removing the doors, making them easier to get through with a wheelchair, walker, or other equipment.

4. Consider installing stair rails on both sides of the stairway to increase safety.

5. A small ramp can replace a couple of stairs at the entrance to your home or elsewhere.

6. Carry a folding cane seat with you when you go out. It gives you both something to lean on and something to sit on when necessary.

7. Look for a walker that has a large basket in front and a small bench to sit on when you get tired.

8. Consider installing a mechanical lift chair on your stairs.

9. Place a chair or table near the top of the stairs for you to lean or sit on when you reach the top.

10. To Lift And Carry-

1. Lift or carry while exhaling through pursed lips.

2. Rest and inhale through the nose; continue this pattern of intermittent work and rest until you get the job done.

That is it for GETTING AROUND.

Do you have any tips to make getting around easier?

100 Exquisite Adjectives
By Mark Nichol

I love words and came across a list of them. I'm going to add a word a day to my posts as long as I don't forget.

Word #31 Friable: brittle

In a sentence: Her bones were so friable they broke when she fell to the floor.