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At night after my bath I try put on my pajama pants standing up like I used to do in the old days, so after bath procedure goes something like this: Get out of bath safely, dry off, place bad hand on towel rail, hold on as tight as I can, try balance on bad leg while putting on pants. I was getting on ok, I use my associated reaction to help hold on ( my hand closes) and last night was actually quite successful!!!I've also taken to using my bad hand to hold my steering wheel, just so its not sitting useless in my lap. I'm hoping that all these small things will help regain some function out of my left arm. It would be so nice to use a knife & fork again and cut up my own food!!! biggrin.gif

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VIX,

 

IT TOOK A WHILE BEFORE I COULD REACH THE TURN SIGNAL LEVER ON THE CAR.

I BOUGHT TWO PIECES OF EXERCISE EQUIPMENT FOR HOME THAT REALLY HELPED.

 

FIRST FOR THE HAND, GET A FOAM BALL THAT FITS IN THE HAND. SQUEEZE IT WHILE WATCHING TV, OR WHENEVER POSSIBLE.

 

THE SECOND IS AN ARM PULLEY THAT FITS OVER A DOOR. GO TO "ROYLAN" ON THE INTERNET. LOOK FOR "EXERCISE EQUIPMENT". HIT THAT, THEN "PULLEYS"

YOU WANT THE ONE WITH TWO HANDLED THAT FITS OVER THE DOOR. COST IS UNDER $25. BACK A CHAIR UP TO THE DOOR WHEN USING. YOU CONTROL THE STRETCHING, AND IT DID WONDERS FOR IMPROVING MY REACH.

 

I CAN PUT ON MY PANTS NORMALLY, PUT A BELT THROUGH THE LOOPS, DRIVE NORMALLY, AND AM NOT AFRAID TO GO THRU A A DRIVE-UP WINDOW.

 

GOO LUCK. ANY QUESTIONS, YOU CAN E-MAIL ME.

 

MARTY smile.gif

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welp vix congratulations to u job well done!!! i to sit with a squeeze ball in my hand daily at night wwatching tv squeezing it i dont have much function yet but im hoping and praying keep up the good work beer.gif

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