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    • #16940

      In the morning, I find it difficult to physically maneuver out of bed because I am either so comfortable or my legs are so stiff that I don’t and can’t move.

      To give myself extra time, I set my alarm 10-15 minutes earlier than my usual wake up time. This way I don’t have to rush in a panic/prevent myself from falling and hurting myself.

      Do you have a tough time getting out of bed in the morning? What actions do you take?

    • #16942
      Grant Lile
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      I find anything I do that being in a rush or hurry does not help keep my legs relaxed and manageable. I too set my alarm to go off early than normal. I don’t have any problems driving (with hand controls)but there too I also prefer not driving in rush.

    • #16947
      Karina Jeronimides
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      The problem is the urgency. So before I open my eyes, I do ankle pumps. Even if at first, nothing moves, eventually the communication wakes up and something does move. It’s then that I open my eyes, put my feet on the ground, and press on my knees to make sure that my feet remember that they need to bear weight. Then I transfer on my wheelchair, which always has a towel on it in the mornings.

    • #16949

      @karina these are great tips that I am definitely going to try! Thank you!

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