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Old 30-08-2012, 22:15
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I am taking my daughter to our van this weekend,she broke her leg playing footie.She is 28 yrs old and a big girl.She is not allowed to put weight on her right leg and she may have a problem getting off the toilet,we'll manage.Will let you know how we get on.
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I am taking my daughter to our van this weekend,she broke her leg playing footie.She is 28 yrs old and a big girl.She is not allowed to put weight on her right leg and she may have a problem getting off the toilet,we'll manage.Will let you know how we get on.
watch her on the stairs leading up to the van as well... that's going to be hard...
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Old 20-09-2012, 20:55
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Well, I had to use a wheelchair for three months, not allowed to weight-bear at all, the best way to climb up and down steps/stairs is on your bum! One at a time, going up you have to go backwards lifting yourself up with your arms and pushing up with your good leg

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Flixton ... How did you get on with your daughter?

Has anyone else had any experiences in their caravans?

Always helpful to share experiences and give hints and tips to others

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Flixton ... How did you get on with your daughter?

Has anyone else had any experiences in their caravans?

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Hi Ang should have got back on this thread sooner.
The steps weren't too bad she went up on her knees(only 2 steps) the problem was standing up and having to pull herself and push on her good leg.
(Try doing it sometime it's blerdy hard)
In the Bedroom she shuffled around on the bed on her bum.
The shower was a no-no because of the height of the rail across the bottom,fortunately we only had 2 nights so she had to just wash in the sink(aren't they tiny)watter everywhere.
Toilet she wasn't too bad with although I don't know how others would manage without a hand rail(What would you fix it to?)
The thing is i was there all the time and our Katie's disability is only temporary,anyone with more severe problems which are permanent must have major problems and a lot of expense.
Unfortunately it is not until you are in the situation that we have found ourselves in that you realise not just how fortunate the majority of us are,but how awkward it can be for others who are less fortunate yet they rarely complain,and tend to manage.
I do find myself looking at and being more aware when I visit premises as regards any modifications they have done to help disabled people.To be honest some premises that are supposedly "Disabled Friendly" do leave a lot to be desired.ie.Wide entrance to the Actual Ladies toilet normal sized cubicle WTF is that all about.
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Old 16-10-2012, 21:33
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Thanks for the feedback, maybe now you can see why we need a thread like this guys

It's amazing how resourceful you have to become

I know of sites where there's a lovely heated indoor pool - (with no hoist/or equipment to enable someone to get into the pool with any amount of dignity still intact) and yet the site is calling itself wheelchair friendly

By talking about these things maybe we can make a change
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We took our 85 year old M in L for a visit to ours today. She recently broke her hip, but managed the few steps O.K. while using her stick. She loved the van and is keen to come and stay next year, when the weather is warmer. The van is at least all on one level once inside and the shower cubicle is a good size.
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Ah thats lovely Marmo. Im so pleased that she liked it enough to want to stay next year. I cant wait to take my Mom in Law to ours next year. She is 70 in December and shes very active, better than I am. As my hubby is 9 years younger than me, my M-i-L is only 11 years older than me so shes like a mate.
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