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Title: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: Mitchee on July 23, 2008, 02:43:54 PM
Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?  I'm sure that we've probably all discovered something on our own.  Maybe those discoveries will make someone else's life easier.  I know that what works for one person may not work or be appropriate for another person.  I am hoping that our suggestions will provide another approach to dealing with the issues that amputees face.


Today's discovery...
I am a BK and I use a locking liner/pin system.  I have been having problems with the heat and excessive sweating in my liner which then leads to pistoning.  I've tried wearing a thin sock underneath my liner and I've also tried using antiperspirants on my residual limb.  They both irritated my skin and didn't produce the outcome that I had hoped for.  I went back to my old routine of taking a break from any outdoor activity about every half an hour and drying off my residual limb and liner.  Today, I decided to use a few layers of pre-wrap under my liner.  I have a spot on the end of my Tibia that gets irritated and I thought the sponge type pre-wrap material might provide some relief.  The pre-wrap worked great.  It provided just enough cushioning on the end of my Tibia without bunching up and causing any other problems under my liner.  It also seemed to help with the pistoning that I get when my liner becomes wet from sweat.  I was able to work for 3 hours and move 2 tons of decorative stone before I had to stop to dry off my residual limb.  When I finally took a break, I dried off my residual limb and liner and I also changed the pre-wrap because it was soaked.  I was able to move another 2 tons of decorative stone and finish my project without stopping again.   :)

For those of you who may not be familiar with pre-wrap, it is used by athletic trainers and it is applied prior to using athletic tape.  It prevents the athletic tape from adhering directly to the skin.  It can be purchased at sporting good stores, discount stores and pharmacies. 

I know that my suggestion may not work (or be appropriate) for everyone but if it helps one other person, then it was worth posting it. 

I look forward to reading everyone else's suggestions!      :)
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: pyourke on July 23, 2008, 02:54:50 PM
Here's a little trick that may not be new to everyone, but it was to me when I learned it last year... after being an amputee for over 30 years.

Put a plastic bag over your shoe before sliding your leg into your pants... your pants will slide easily over your shoe.
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: pegleg jack on July 23, 2008, 03:07:46 PM
This is how i do it, at night when i am getting ready for bed and am taking my legs off, i let my pants slide down over my legs like the firemen due with thier pants over thier boots, and then disconnect my legs and take my liners off while sitting  in my wheel chiar, then in the morning when i get up i just reverse the procedure, by putting on my liners and socks if needed and stepping in to my sockets making sure that i am all the way in then standing up pulling my pants up.
As far as i can see it would only work for a bilat bka.

And the plastic bag is a great idea and i can see how it would really work.

Mitchee, will check it out on both of my legs as soon as i can get them on right now both are still a little swollen up form the operation, and will get some of that pre-wrap the next time we go to TYLER.
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: Mitchee on July 23, 2008, 03:37:50 PM
I use a plastic bag inside my work shoe or boot.  I place my prosthesis inside the plastic bag and place it in my work shoe or boot.  I squeeze the air out of the bag and tightly wrap it around itself and duct tape it just below my socket (near the pyramid adapter).  I'm careful so that I don't get any duct tape on my socket because it tends to leave a sticky residue.  The duct tape is applied to the bag only, I don't tape the plastic bag to any part of my prosthesis.  If the bag is wrapped tightly before I duct tape it, it tends to stay in place pretty well.  The bag keeps my foot clean and dry.  It keeps the grass clippings, dirt, leaves, snow, etc. off of my prosthesis and out of my foot shell and out of my shoe.  When I am done, I remove the bag, wipe down my prosthesis, change shoes and I am on my way. 

I have an uncovered prosthesis so I am able to tightly wrap the plastic bag around the carbon fiber shank of my prosthesis.  I don't think this will work for a covered prosthesis.  I wouldn't recommend it because of the potential for the duct tape to accidentally get stuck on the cosmetic covering. 
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: SusanN366 on July 23, 2008, 06:03:47 PM
You guys are geniuses!  I don't know what tip I'm going to try first. 

The only small tip I have to contribute is about belts.  I love my locking-pin socket, but I was beginning to dread summers because the leg would rotate no matter what I did, to the point of making me almost immobile during the summer months.  When I got desperate and tried my trusty old 20-year-old TES belt from three legs ago, it was a miracle.  It makes my waist sweaty but I'm back to walking anywhere, no matter how hot and humid it is. 
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: metdrs on July 24, 2008, 07:48:32 AM
I was having a problem fitting my narrow leg jeans over my prosthesis, and they are too narrow to pull them above my knee.
The problem was solved by having a 19" zipper sewn into the inseam, allowing me to put the jeans on and then out my leg on.
Each of the tips listed here show that we can solve life's little problems.

Dave S
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: snowbear on July 24, 2008, 03:19:08 PM
Iam a blk too. And also use the pin lock system..Iam having volume changes with the humid and hot weather. Sometimes a sock is to much sometimes its not enough...add. take off add take off its enough to drive you NUTS! I only need the extra sock at the top and its to much at the bottom. ::) I cut old socks and only use the top half at the knee part..it works good so then I don't have all that tightness and pain at the bottom.


To put my pants on I put my leg on first than put  a plastic bag over the shoe and pull up the pants.
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: pyourke on July 24, 2008, 05:47:03 PM
In order to maintain a constant volume, I continue to use pressure on my stumps each night.

My prosthetist told me over 30 years ago that continuing to maintain stump volume would keep more constant volumes during the day and ensure a better more secure fit in the sockets. Shrinkers or Ace bandages are uncomfortable because they tend to roll down during the night and cut into your waist and loose contact and are expensive.

I've discovered that buying support pantihose and cutting out the crotch (hey I'm a guy :-[ ) and tying a knot at the bottom of the stump and cutting off the surplus and wearing 1 - 4 pair of the heavy support ones are the answer to my problems. I increase the number if I'm not getting in all the way.

I put the pantihose on first, then underwear and fold the top of the pantihose over the top of the underwear. It's much more comfortable at night, they stay up and maintain constant pressure and I don't have any volume change during the day and my legs fit in the socket much more securely and don't slip during the day... plus it's much cheaper than buying shrinkers. You can buy heavy support pantihose for no more than $10 and even get them on sale. I pick up a dozen when they are being cleared at half-price. 

It works for me as I'm a bilateral AK, but there's no reason that a single AK couldn't just cut off a leg of the pantihose to achieve the same benefit.

And Pegleg... like you I leave my pants on my legs at night, but pull the waist up over the top of the sockets to keep them from wrinkling, that happens when you leave them down around the ankles of your prosthesis overnight. Definitely a time saver.

I also change my shoes and put a change of pants on the legs each night before going to bed. The plastic bags definitely help with tight jeans.
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: snowbear on July 24, 2008, 06:03:38 PM
I just found out its important to wear a arch support in your shoe of your sound leg..I went up 1 whole shoe size!! form all the work my right foot does..but it has all my life since I wore a leg brace on my now amputated leg.
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: Robogirl on July 27, 2008, 01:19:29 AM
I'm an AK, and most of the time I don't go in the ocean when at the beach, BUT...... a few times I wanted to go out and jump waves with my little girls, so I just put a garbage bag over my leg and then a couple of cosmetic hose to hold it in place and a pair of water shoes -  had no problems or leaks...and a lot of fun!      8)   
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: chrysochloridae on July 27, 2008, 07:10:37 AM
I just found out its important to wear a arch support in your shoe of your sound leg..I went up 1 whole shoe size!! form all the work my right foot does..but it has all my life since I wore a leg brace on my now amputated leg.

As an Orthotist as well as a Prosthetist, i back up Snowbear 100% on this!!!! I send everyone i see to an Orthotist for a pair of good fitting shoes and custom made insoles; IMHO preserving the remaining foot is EXTREMELY important.

On the trousers/pants front, Most camping and/or Outdoor shops (in the UK) sell trousers that can be unzipped just below the knee and turned into shorts; these are EXTREMELY useful if you (quickly) have 2 take your leg off for any reason (e.g. really bad itch) - it means you don't have o drop your trousers/pants in the middle of the street to make an adjustment to your prosthesis

On the sweating front, one thing most people don't know about are Cool Socks made by Hood/Truelife/Camp. They have a larger weave in the material which gives better air flow to the stump and also help to draw moisture from the stump.
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: snowbear on July 27, 2008, 08:07:52 AM
The thing is I should have been wearing one all my life..Since I was in leg brace on the leg  at 8 months old..And my good foot really took a beating doing the work for 2 all my life..Life and learn!
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: ann on July 27, 2008, 12:57:44 PM
WOW what ideas guys & gals!!  Pyourke- What an idea to subtitute for shrinkers,etc. Snowbear & Chrysochlorida For arch supports {good leg} and also pants that zip off @ knee.

If fact they are all very usuable ideas.  you might know it would be a Man who would come up with the pantyhose idea. Duh!!

 ;) ann
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: pegleg jack on July 27, 2008, 03:07:40 PM
Ann, this is off topic a bit, but here is another use for pantyhose and have done it and it worked, had the fan belt on a car break and was out in the middle of the desert, so we took a pair of the guys wifes pantyhose rolled it up and made a fan belt out of them and it got them 40 miles into the next town.

One just needs a good imagination and we can find or fix just about anything if we have to. too bad it wont work on the newer cars that just have to single belt.
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: Dick Stevens on July 27, 2008, 08:41:05 PM
As a wheelchair user who needs to carry my forearm crutches, I use pole clips from a marine store, and some junk parts to make crutch holdres on the wheelchasir. 

While at the marine store, pick up a thru-deck cup holder and 3 more pole clips, to make a convenient snap-on cup holder for the wheelchair.
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: pegleg jack on July 28, 2008, 09:50:07 AM
Dick, thats a good one, one never know just where or how a good idea come from and a vivid imagination to go along with it.
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: JClark on July 29, 2008, 10:16:10 AM
While at the marine store, pick up a thru-deck cup holder and 3 more pole clips, to make a convenient snap-on cup holder for the wheelchair.

I can't quite picture how the cup holder attaches.  I'll have to try and remember to look the next time I see you (the August amp meeting).

As for the pants that zip off at the knee.... They are great.  But unfortunately, they are somewhat in the "trendy" batch of clothes and don't come in the waist sizes I need.  But when I was able to find them in my size, they were very handy.  If anyone knows of a place that sells them in the 38-40 waist size.... Yeah, it'd be easier to just lose a few pounds, but that's not working too well for me right now.
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: pegleg jack on July 29, 2008, 03:00:17 PM
JClark, if my memory is correct, my wife and daughter got me some at K-MART, or TARGET, not sure which and they are the 38-40 waist that you need.
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: Dick Stevens on July 29, 2008, 04:54:27 PM
Jason:

The cup-holder.  My wheelchair has desk-style arms, so there's a little cut-back at the front end of the arms.  The cup-holder sits in there.

2 pole clips, one above the other on the side of the cup-holder, and the 3rd clip on the bottom.

I don't usually bring the wheelchair to the LVH meetings, but I'll try to remember to bring the cup-holder, and pictures of how it fits on the wheelchair.  You can buy the parts at West Marine, and I'll get you the part # for the clips.

If your wheelchair has different style arm rests, you may have to adapt the design.

If you want, Google for Invacare Wheelchairs, select manual, lightweight wheelchairs, and look up model XT-9000, with the fixed-height desk-type arm-rests.

Now, for parties, I need to make a matching gizmo for the other arm-rest to hold a small plate of food.  :)
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: herb on July 29, 2008, 09:00:54 PM
Hi Jason - I do not know if you like to buy on line, but I often buy from a company called Sierra Trading Post. I just checked their site and they carry convertible pants from five different companies in size 40 and 1 company has sizes up to 46. You should check them out. Their prices and service is great. I have several pants that convert to shorts from them. Herb
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: pyourke on July 30, 2008, 04:42:50 PM
I use a slightly different method to attach a cupholder to my wheelchair than Dick does. My Quickie doesn't have arm rests, just wheel guards, so many of the standard cupholders for wheelchairs won't work for me. I found a cloth, water bottle holder that has a belt loop for joggers and slipped it onto the top end of my removeable foot rests. I leave it on all the time as it just lies flat when you don't put a coffee cup or water bottle into it. I also have a similar velcro attached pouch from a folding multi-tool that I use to carry my reading glasses on the same leg. On the other leg rest is my camera case. Belt loops on small bags and such work well on the horizotal bar on your foot rests. Whenever I'm in a sporting goods store or automotive store, I'm on the lookout for devices to carry stuff on my wheelchair. I'd be lost without my coffee cup 'bag' and my reading glasses pouch. The other attachment that I use is a key ring with a snap hook looped over one handle of the chair through the key ring, with the snap hook hanging down, on which I clip my camera tripod when I go on photo shoots.

I'm currently looking for a bag that will carry my newspaper that will slip onto the handle of the chair. I've been looking at wine bottle bags, but haven't found the ideal one yet. The napsack that I have on the back of the chair will work, but it's awkward getting stuff in and out of it.
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: dozerdude on July 31, 2008, 08:53:02 PM
When I saw the subject, my first thought was "Win the Lottery!"

Some great tips though.

Something I've found useful is keeping a pair of crutches in every vehicle I have. When we travel it's a comfort knowing I can take my pros off if it gets sore, or we decide to overnight.

My everyday set are no longer made (Lumex, shepard's crook), so I don't have to worry about forgetting them at a hotel. I've found some decent ones at garage sales for a couple of bucks.

Still thinking about that lottery, though;-)

Bob
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: Dick Stevens on August 01, 2008, 02:03:07 AM
Peter:

You seem to have developed gimmicks for attaching stuff to your chair to an art-form.  Keep sharing the goodies.   :)

Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: JClark on August 05, 2008, 10:14:07 PM
As a wheelchair user who needs to carry my forearm crutches, I use pole clips from a marine store, and some junk parts to make crutch holdres on the wheelchasir. 

I was shopping in the local Walgreens, and they had an item on close-out.  It's a cup holder and a 2 part cane holder.  Normally $19 on close out for $8.99.  For this kind of price, I just couldn't wait to pick one up, actually grabbed two, not sure if anyone else is looking for one.

The cup holder bracket has a method so you can fix it so the cup doesn't tip with motion.

The cane holder (both parts) can rotate so you can adjust things a bit.

The box also contains a variety of spacers to make the clamps tighter when you clamp it to the wheelchair.  So far, I've just attached the cane holder, but it works pretty well.

Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: Dick Stevens on August 06, 2008, 02:49:58 AM
Jason:

Thanks.  I'll have to check out our local Walgreen's and see if they have these.
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: snowbear on August 11, 2008, 09:08:55 PM
When I shop for pants I take a plastic bag with me and keep it in my purse..This Way when I try on pants I  don't have to take my leg off just slide them off and on over the plastic bag..It beats taking the leg off to try on pants.
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: ann on August 12, 2008, 09:57:25 PM
When I shop for pants I take a plastic bag with me and keep it in my purse..This Way when I try on pants I  don't have to take my leg off just slide them off and on over the plastic bag..It beats taking the leg off to try on pants.


Hey 'snowbear' that's a really neat idea...duh, I would have never thought of that.
 ;)  ann
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: snowbear on August 12, 2008, 10:39:22 PM
yeah! to tell you the truth I just thought of it!! LOL!! when I had to try on pants..The pain in the you know what taking the leg off and on. then I had a light bulb moment! Ta DA!! Take a plastic bag with me..Because that is how I put my pants on after I put my leg on each day. :)
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: pyourke on August 13, 2008, 04:56:29 PM
Another thing that I've been doing for years and it's become automatic to me is cutting down an old cane that stays in my car so that the height when it's on the floor of the car is the same length of my regular canes when they are outside the car. That way when I get in and out of the car I can use two canes which are the same height lift myself up to get in and out of the car. I'd previously just used the car seat back, but when I bought my last car, the seat back was higher and made it awkward to do the same. I also tilt the seat back in the newer car to give me more room to swivel in and out of the car which also made it difficult to use the seat back. The short cane stays in the car beside the drivers seat.

Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: snowbear on August 13, 2008, 05:13:36 PM
Cool Idea Pyourke!
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: Oneblueleg on August 14, 2008, 07:06:16 AM
When I shop for pants I take a plastic bag with me and keep it in my purse..This Way when I try on pants I  don't have to take my leg off just slide them off and on over the plastic bag..It beats taking the leg off to try on pants.


Hey 'snowbear' that's a really neat idea...duh, I would have never thought of that.
 ;)  ann

This has lostme,why wouldyouhave to removeyour legto change pants? I don't get it?
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: snowbear on August 14, 2008, 07:27:14 AM
 Thanks!l oneleg, I have been a amp for 5 years now and it just came to me, I was frustrated trying pants on with taking the dam leg  on and off. Then it hit me! Duuuh. should have thought of it 5 years ago..Live and learn!
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: Myffanwy on August 14, 2008, 05:01:40 PM
I think the bag idea is brilliant, and this long time amputee (50+ yrs) never even thought of it...never too old, eh?  But, just curious, why would you have to take your whole leg off?  Is taking the shoe off not an option? 

Thanks so much for the tip! 
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: snowbear on August 14, 2008, 05:15:53 PM
My shoes are hard to get on and off..And carring a shoe horn is not a option!! LOL...well I'm 40 something and the bag thing just came to mind. :)
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: ann on August 14, 2008, 10:51:36 PM
My shoes do not come off very easy either.  If fact Hubby sometimes has to come and pry them off.  They tell me have gone down a size on my foot due to the cosmetic covering. :) ann
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: ann on August 15, 2008, 08:35:55 AM
My shoes do not come off very easy either.  If fact Hubby sometimes has to come and pry them off.  They tell me have gone down a size on my foot due to the cosmetic covering. :) ann

Sorry, that should have read I was told to go down a foot size, which I did.  Happens when I don't preview... ::)  ::)
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: snowbear on August 15, 2008, 01:54:49 PM
Same with me Ann,, my hubby has to pry them off and put them on in some cases it depends what I wear.
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: ann on August 15, 2008, 06:52:56 PM
Same with me Ann,, my hubby has to pry them off and put them on in some cases it depends what I wear.


Gosh 'snowbear' don't you just hate that?  And most of the time if you can't get your shoe off...the pant leg won't go on.  I do not think the gal would appreciate me taking hubby into the dressing room  ::) ::)  afraid there would be alot of screaming going on.
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: snowbear on August 15, 2008, 07:07:32 PM
LOL!! Your a trip! yeah I could imagine the look we would get. However!!! when I was a new amp I had a leg from hell it was just awful and I had a really poor prosthetist anyway my husband took me in the men's dressing room so he could help me..The sales person was really nice about it..But that was a time to remember! LOL!!
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: ann on August 16, 2008, 09:00:56 AM
Maybe we just have Large Feet.....ya' think? :D ;D :D   {ann}
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: pegleg jack on August 16, 2008, 09:21:19 AM
LOL AND WOW, you girls should try it wearing two and see what happens, i cant even pull a  piar of levis on over my legs when i have them on.
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: snowbear on August 16, 2008, 10:02:35 AM
Maybe we just have Large Feet.....ya' think? :D ;D :D   {Ann}

NAH! I think its the stinking prosthetic foot! Some shoes I can get on by myself but most my husband puts on for me. I put out the shoes i want to wear for that day before he leaves for work he put it on for me..But hey at least now I have feet that are the same size! before the chop I had feet 4 size differences for a life time of being in a brace.
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: snowbear on August 16, 2008, 10:03:47 AM
LOL AND WOW, you girls should try it wearing two and see what happens, i cant even pull a  piar of levis on over my legs when i have them on.

I can not imagine being a double amputee PLJ you have my full respert and understanding.
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: Myffanwy on August 16, 2008, 03:15:29 PM
But at least PLJ can get levis ON!  I haven't been able to get a pair of those on for many a moon...not so's I could breathe anyway!!   ;D
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: Annie on August 16, 2008, 04:22:28 PM
I wear two like PLJ, sometimes I can get trousers over the feet, sometimes not.  I don't have a problem though taking my individual shoes off generally speaking, . I carry a shoe-horn with me which make things a bit easier. Bit of a nightmare though if you are in a really small changing room, trying to try stuff on and there is no seat.

In the past I have had feet or shoes where the feet have  kind of slipped out so you the heel of the foot is sort of sitting on the back of a shoe, thats a real pain.  I generally wear shoes with a buckle these days, gave up with slip ons, as after a while, whenever I went up a slight slope they would slip off.
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: snowbear on August 16, 2008, 05:18:53 PM
Have you tried putting the pants on first? before you put the legs on Like dressing a mankin I occasionally do that is they are snug at the botton or tapered. Dress them then slip into the legs and pull the pants up.
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: Annie on August 17, 2008, 06:22:12 AM
Have you tried putting the pants on first? before you put the legs on Like dressing a mankin I occasionally do that is they are snug at the botton or tapered. Dress them then slip into the legs and pull the pants up.

Oh yes Snowbear, used to do that all the time, especially in the early days.  Still do it sometimes now, especially if I am wearing just one limb and not the other.  Its very easy to forget I haven't got the other one on, especially if I am sitting on the edge of the bed or whatever, with one limb on and one off.
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: snowbear on August 17, 2008, 08:44:01 AM
I have actually put the wrong leg on the wrong side! LOL! I'm a LBK and put the left prosthetic on the right side. :) ::)
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: pegleg jack on August 17, 2008, 09:00:20 AM
Snowbear, i have done the same thing putting the wrong leg on the wrong stump and man you find out real fast when you try to step down on it.

And as for pants, i do like the firemen due with thier gear, i drop my pants down around my legs and then unhook them (i wear the pin/lock system) and then when i change i put the pants on my legs and then i place my stumps into the sockets locking them good. then i pull my levis up and i am off and running so to speak the day,
If i am in shorts like i am today, i put my shorts on first then climb into my wheel chiar and put on my legs.

Myff, just kidding but you dont need to be in skin tight levi's you are good looking enouglh. :D
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: snowbear on August 17, 2008, 09:09:39 AM
LOL! PLJ the wrong stump in the wrong leg! OUCH!!!!
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: Myffanwy on August 17, 2008, 03:36:31 PM
Well, now you made my day, PLJ!   :-*
Title: Re: Does anyone have any tips to make our lives easier?
Post by: ann on August 17, 2008, 09:46:52 PM
But at least PLJ can get levis ON!  I haven't been able to get a pair of those on for many a moon...not so's I could breathe anyway!!   ;D


Me either 'Myffanwy'  I believe that's called too much tummy