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    New routine need help!

    For a long time I have been living a life of luxury. I have had a huge bedroom with my own private roll in shower. In the mornings I sit in a relatively comfortable shower chair with tilt function, and watch TV as my dad does digital stimulation. Afterwards I simply roll into the shower with ease and sit in comfort under two showerheads.

    Well now we are moving, and the luxury is going to be gone. My bedroom will be smaller, as well as the bathroom, and I will have no roll in shower. I'm going to have to buy some new equipment, probably a shower/commode chair which sits in the tub. I figure I'll be doing the bowel program in the tub.

    I need some help figuring out how this routine will work. What kind of equipment will I need? I am a C-5 incomplete but have some good strength and good balance. Can anyone recommend a good shower/commode chair?

    I have been hurt for nearly 3 years but still feel lost in how most people do things. Can someone please share their routine and give me some helpful hints?

    Thanks.

  2. #2
    Check out this nearly identical discussion:

    http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthread.php?t=83411

    (KLD)

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    http://www.pvcdme.com/9811/top_slider.html

    Has anyone ever actually used this type of chair?

    The other type of chair I was looking at is made by activaid....
    http://www.activeaid.com/products/model_277.asp

    I am really not too worried about the amount of support I get because I'm confident that my upper body strength is going to improve immensely in the next few months. I am more so worried about how I am going to do a bowel program in the tub. I have always done it in the open space watching TV and my dad simply sits behind me on the floor. That definitely won't work in a tub. Any suggestions?

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    I have used that PVC chair. It is OK, but pretty bulky, and will not work at all for travel.

    I just saw this one at the Abilities Expo two weeks ago:

    http://www.goesanywhere.com/home.html

    It is about 1/2 the price of the Nuprodx one.

    (KLD)

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse
    I have used that PVC chair. It is OK, but pretty bulky, and will not work at all for travel.

    I just saw this one at the Abilities Expo two weeks ago:

    http://www.goesanywhere.com/home.html

    It is about 1/2 the price of the Nuprodx one.

    (KLD)
    KLD,

    How is the cushioning on that go mobility chair? It looks like it may be hard and uncomfortable.

    I like the Nuprodx tub slider chairs but do you know if they are transportable? Are they easily dismantled and put back together?

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    I checked out the cushion and it looked pretty good. The Nuprodx 6000X is definitely the Mercedes of this type of thing. It packs up pretty easily. You can download the directions/owners manual from their website if you want more detail on how it packs up. It is about twice the price though.

    (KLD)

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    That new chair was almost $1700 on the website. Isn't the nuprodx about $1000?

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    No, as I remember, the 6000X is closer to $3,000.

    (KLD)

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse
    No, as I remember, the 6000X is closer to $3,000.

    (KLD)

    yep... http://www.nuprodx.com/pricing.htm#system

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    Sorry, I was confusing it with the 3000 model.

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