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    I hate winter and long pants. as a quad on weekends I take care of my self a bath with no rinse. then getting dressed in pants. its getting harder to get them dam thing on then get the pants legs down with out a wedgey

    any suggestions? all mine are elastic waist bands

    #2
    Same situation for me. Since cloths resist going on towel dried yet still moist skin, I have to wait 10 or more minutes before attempting dressing. I have a towel in chair, another in lap, and one over my shoulders and chest. Next I get near a heat outlet, let air do the remaining drying and reduce chill. Then I dress. Socks are harder so I put them over the sock tool, spray powdered foot spray into them. This allows my feet to slide into socks easier. For me, this reduces the struggle and added stress. Sweat pants w/o elastic legs and sweat shirts are my winter wardrobe.
    Attack life, it's going to kill you anyway
    Steve Mcqueen (Mr Cool)

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      #3
      I got a Pant's Up Easy. It's great, allows me to hang from my armpits, off the cushion while pulling pants up and tucking myself in.
      If you can mange pulling the pants and tucking in, you should get one. I think I pair $800, but worth it!
      69yo male T12 complete since 1995
      NW NJ

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        #4
        i do this in bed and stretch legs but i get the feet in then up as far as i can the hand in pocket and roll side to die to get up. i have never bymyself got dress in a chair you guys are quad or para

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          #5
          Get one leg amputated. It really speeds things up you wouldn’t believe how easy it is now
          69yo male T12 complete since 1995
          NW NJ

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            #6
            Originally posted by pfcs49 View Post
            I got a Pant's Up Easy. It's great, allows me to hang from my armpits, off the cushion while pulling pants up and tucking myself in.
            If you can mange pulling the pants and tucking in, you should get one. I think I pair $800, but worth it!
            Whew, almost $1000 but looks like a useful tool. Web site says insurance may cover it.
            https://www.pantsupeasyoffers.com/
            Attack life, it's going to kill you anyway
            Steve Mcqueen (Mr Cool)

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              #7
              hmm I wonder if I could use it I just did survey

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                #8
                Originally posted by pfcs49 View Post
                I got a Pant's Up Easy. It's great, allows me to hang from my armpits, off the cushion while pulling pants up and tucking myself in.
                If you can mange pulling the pants and tucking in, you should get one. I think I pair $800, but worth it!
                thanks om heads up on this I told Amberly about she order 1 . she is a lpara thanks again

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by vjls View Post
                  I hate winter
                  Likewise! It was -3F this morning, the coldest deer hunt I've been on in the past 55 years.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Oldtimer View Post
                    Likewise! It was -3F this morning, the coldest deer hunt I've been on in the past 55 years.
                    that's to dam cold I am on a trail riding site they were in wy shoveling 10 feet of snow to get out of mountains hd a pack string of 73 horses and mules. it was wild

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by vjls View Post
                      I hate winter and long pants. as a quad on weekends I take care of my self a bath with no rinse. then getting dressed in pants. its getting harder to get them dam thing on then get the pants legs down with out a wedgey

                      any suggestions? all mine are elastic waist bands
                      Shorts are the best lol. To put on jeans I roll side to side and reach as far back to my bum with my hands inside the jeans. Does anyone wear spandex or some type of tight running pants? Something that will make transfers and sliding around on bed easier?
                      "Never turn your back on fear. It should always be in front of you, like a thing that might have to be killed." - Hunter Thompson
                      T5/6 complete

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                        #12
                        Here is my pants up easy set up.
                        I mounted it across the window framing.
                        It protrudes a lot, enough to mount above a toilet, I think. I want to open it up and shorten the arms ~6"; also, paint it something other than medical-white!
                        I recall paying $800 for it. I think the original quote was $1,199? I candidly told them I'd been putting my pants on while seated in my chair for 23 years and that the asking price was too high for the little improvement in life it would provide, which was the truth at the time.
                        At some point, someone called me and we arranged for this special price.
                        Now that I have it I realize that the improvement was quite great! After a few transfers, my pants are falling down and I'll zip into the BR and haul them up; after emptying my colostomy bag in the toilet in front of PUEz, I back up and pull my trough-flow back up EZ!

                        You can see from the two pictures how much it lifts me and how un-constrained I am (I can take pics/I can reach around and tuck in my shirts).
                        I highly recommend it! You just need to figure out where there's a pair of studs you can screw into unless you feel like doing a little carpentry.
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                        Last edited by pfcs49; 12 Nov 2019, 4:19 PM.
                        69yo male T12 complete since 1995
                        NW NJ

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                          #13
                          I went ahead and bought some 80% nylon 20% spandex. The other material was 80 polyester 20 spandex. Well see if they help sliding.

                          Thats a neat idea for dressing. My goal is to figure out how to keep pants from up morning to night. I usually dont transfer much during the day. Couldn't you put some armrest on a big barn door hinge and get the same result? If you wanted you could make them move up and down. Does anyone wear overalls?
                          "Never turn your back on fear. It should always be in front of you, like a thing that might have to be killed." - Hunter Thompson
                          T5/6 complete

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Rook98006 View Post
                            I went ahead and bought some 80% nylon 20% spandex. The other material was 80 polyester 20 spandex. Well see if they help sliding.

                            Thats a neat idea for dressing. My goal is to figure out how to keep pants from up morning to night. I usually dont transfer much during the day. Couldn't you put some armrest on a big barn door hinge and get the same result? If you wanted you could make them move up and down. Does anyone wear overalls?
                            the "D" pads need to be able to rotate from the start position (arms up-angle ~45*) to 180*/straight down lifted position, so ~135* and the axis needs to be somewhere around the middle of the D.

                            Also, see the 1st pic, there's a spring loaded plunger that pulls out and allows one inch increments of height adjustment.

                            Often I'll make many transfers when I go out in my car. I wonder about suspenders sometimes, but that might be a PITA and possible problem with pressure on the back connections and my body.
                            69yo male T12 complete since 1995
                            NW NJ

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                              #15
                              Ime I am a gal but I wear jeans with eleastic waist on weekends I too roll side to side takes about to rolls to get this all my pants but sweat transfer pretty easy . I work from home so I am up all day no transfer til night. I if I go somewhere I transfer in and out of seat to drive I can lean over and pull right side up but left not happening but for most part they stay up unless to big for me

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