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Thread: My first day without my arm rest!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tall Paul View Post
    How do you transfer without them? I have sturdy armrests and couldn't transfer without them.
    I just put one hand on what I'm transferring to and one hand on my seat and lift from there.

    My back was a little sore last night because I didn't have them to lean on. I think my posture is going to improve without them.
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    i am always leaning forward in my chair, even when i push (almost like a wheelchair racer) have fun with arm rests, you wont notice they arent there after awhile.

    i cant recall the last time i used them....
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    Ok all you folks who got rid of your armrests, how do you get back in your chair from the ground without them?
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    I grab wheels and fender with one hand a lot of the time for transfers. Also, keeps chair from moving since I don't use brakes a lot of the time.

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    I all so find that I can reach the ground over the side of the chair if I grab the hand rail and lean over, much farther then grabbing the tire, so they do have there uses.
    But I see your point about not leaning on them all the time.
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    I can reach floor in all directions except back. Have not tried that. Reaching floor or just extending in any of the directions you are capable, is a plus. You will be stretching. You will be learning balance holding or not holding. Increase firmness of seat will contribute as well as the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flying View Post
    Ok all you folks who got rid of your armrests, how do you get back in your chair from the ground without them?
    I never get on the ground. My butt is too bony to sit on anything hard.
    DFW TEXAS- T-10 since March 20th, 1994

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tall Paul View Post
    How do you transfer without them? I have sturdy armrests and couldn't transfer without them.
    I use the seat edge and then sometimes grab the wheel.
    I have had periodic paralysis all my life. I lost my ability to walk in 2011 beginning with a spinal block, which was used for a hip fracture caused by periodic paralysis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flying View Post
    Ok all you folks who got rid of your armrests, how do you get back in your chair from the ground without them?
    Oh, I can't. I have to climb onto something else first, not an option for everyone. On the other hand, my arms probably do not have enough active (not paralyzed) muscle cells to pull me into the chair anyway. I do have lift gadget I'll post someday that does get me back, but it has to be plugged into 110v.
    I have had periodic paralysis all my life. I lost my ability to walk in 2011 beginning with a spinal block, which was used for a hip fracture caused by periodic paralysis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by offroaderswife View Post
    I never get on the ground. My butt is too bony to sit on anything hard.
    What happens when you fall out of your chair?
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