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#1 mike709

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 03:37 PM

Does anyone else have problems getting dressed or undressed I noticed it takes me forever to get dressed. I also have problems with buttons. I also have problems when turning in the shower.

#2 PatriotM

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 03:51 PM

The biggest problem I have getting dressed is my poor balance.  I have to sit down to put on socks and pants, or lean against the wall.



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Posted 29 December 2013 - 04:12 PM

PatriotM I know the feeling I always catch myself getting ready to fall I have actually fell against the wall trying to put my pants on.

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 04:34 PM

I'm having the same issue it takes awhile to get dressed.. Also I wouldn't dare try to stand up and get dressed anymore

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 12:13 AM

Gone are the days where I could put on my socks and shoes without sitting or leaning against something. I've been like that for a while now. Dressing overall is slower, but not horribly. My biggest hurdle is doing my hair, so I keep it short now.

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 08:07 AM

Yes and yes :)

I especially like changing at the YMCA, I feel like it takes x3 longer than everyone else.
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#7 joy h

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 08:16 AM

Yes oh yes I agree it does take longer at the YMCA why is that because everyone else is changing also I guess

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 08:46 AM

Yeah it just makes me aware I'm that much slower when the guy next to me is dressed in like 30 seconds
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#9 sarahjo

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 12:53 PM

i hear ya all. it funny til you are in a hurry then i get so frustrated, i have gone to wearing my hair straight, pony tails, every once in a while i think i am good and try and my mind says one thing and my hands are doing another. i am learning that when i read post that i realize the progression, other wise its just another day. Does this make sense? It is not good but refreshing to know that i am not crazy. i don't wish this on anyone.

 



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Posted 30 December 2013 - 03:30 PM

I have problems with my buttons, as well socks and pants I always have to be sitting down to put on other wise I am on the floor.. Shoes is some thing else. Has any one found slip on sneakers that look like tennis shoes with out Velcro.???

 

I used to wear button down shirts now it's polo or t-shirts all the time.



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Posted 30 December 2013 - 04:16 PM

If I wear a button down I sew velcro behind button I sew button in place and put Velcro other side or I wear a larger size.  I usually do tee shirts and sweat shirts



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 08:26 AM

Hey everyone,

I have a terrible time getting dressed some days...buttons are really hard. I can get them half way through the hole and then I freeze...buttons on the cuffs are the worst. My daughter likes doing those up for me! Also, getting sweaters on is a challenge as well as getting jackets or coats on. I have great difficulty swinging them around the back, so they always get caught up on my back! Trying to hurry or any kind of stress always makes the process much worse, so I try to plan well. Oh the joys of this thing they call PD...I'm just thankful to have a family that is always ready and willing to come to my rescue when I'm caught up in clothing and can't get out!!! Irony is, when the medication does its thing, I don't have a problem with any of this stuff...even after 12 years with this disease! It's a journey...every day...

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#13 afroney

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 01:55 PM

Does anyone else have problems getting dressed or undressed I noticed it takes me forever to get dressed. I also have problems with buttons. I also have problems when turning in the shower.


Yep. I take baths now instead of showers. Much easier and seems to help with dystonia.

Forget button up shirts.

#14 Beau's Mom

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 02:32 PM

There are many dressing assistance items available through medical supply companies. I was told about these by an occupational therapist. There are zipper pulls, button hooks, velcro shoes (I use these as I can no longer tie my shoes), long handled shoe horns, even thingies that help you put your socks on. Getting an Occupational Therapy (OT) evaluation is not difficult. Any doctor can order one. I'm sure you could also Google it and find good ideas. Insurance is likely to cover some of the cost.


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#15 Annikin

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 03:22 PM

You guys should have to put on a setsuit everyday for work- it has become comical! Only thing funnier is trying to get it off :)  gotta laugh cause i don't have the strength after accomplishing it to cry :)



#16 Beau's Mom

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 03:28 PM

Annikin, thanks for sharing the humor. We will only cry if we don't find something to laugh about. Laughter is a great stress reliever!


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#17 Mihai

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 04:37 PM

I was going to ask what a "setsuit" is, but it just hit me...wetsuit!  The visual image made me chuckle! 

 

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#18 Jenette

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 09:46 PM

RedSox - I found a great pair of slip on crocs that look like Keds sneakers. I love them!

#19 Annikin

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 04:41 PM

Sorry, I meant wetsuit- the thing most noticeable with my PD is how bad my typing has become! But happy if it made you smile!






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