I've been thinking about accomodations for a few weeks now. As we go about seeking treatment or continue along with our lives we have to make changes to the way we do things and the way we look at things. I get such JOY from discovering a new way to make my life easier, fuller and less painful. It can be as simple as buying a smaller laundry basket or as big as putting in a home security system with a panic call.
But each thing makes me want to shout out to my fellow spineys. I'm sure all of us have found an accomodation and didn't know who to share the accomplishment with. So maybe we can share those great ideas here. Big or small they are all so special since they address problems that we spineys face every day.
So here goes...
1. Bought a smaller laundry basket so I don't pick up more weight than I should. It's square and holds a little more than half a regular basket. Cost: approx $5
2. Looking into new alarm systems. They have some really cool ones that let you control everything from one panel. Does lights, heat and the alarm itself. Also has wireless remotes that let you call for help. While I'm not anywhere near that (unless you ask my neurologist) I like the idea of having it available.
3. Grocery delivery. I first used this last year when I had my shoulder surgery and carrying bags was out completely. You pick out your groceries online, the pick it and deliver to your door. Usually they will put it just inside too. Cost was $5. I looked into this for my mom and found out that most chain stores have this.