After a stroke tips,Toilet use

 Stroke Tips, helpful products after a stroke and for the handicapped.

 

One of the things I discovered after my stroke was how hard it was for me to go to the bathroom both #1 and #2. Lying down and putting a urinal up beside me  was not going to cut it for me. I needed to stand up as was normal for me. Well what was normal wasn’t anymore. So I needed help..The convalescent home set me up a standing pole next to my bed, and added some bars at the  toilet area so I could scoot in there in my wheelchair and maneuver myself onto the toilet. [I fortunately have good upper body strength]. Now I just had to deal with the constipation issues caused by the stroke. I needed a nurse to wipe my butt. As you know this is a very private matter and very embarrassing. I got so angry at myself for not taking care of me.. I had no idea a stroke would be so bad.

The day finally came when I was able to move into independent living with my daughter. This move presented a whole new set of challenges. Well Toilet became number one on my list. My girl,clever as she is, found a bidet on the internet.[this is one of those French things that spray water onto your privates to clean up with.]  
Just one problem…toilet too low for me to stand up. [damn] Once again she comes through. Found a toilet  
height extender device and had installed by same guy who did bidet. (See below for image and where to buy this toilet extender or lift.)

We also got me a pole by my bed and I’m feeling more independent every day. The pole is not in the bathroom since it the main guest bathroom in the house, but I guess you  could use one in there too if you wanted too. 

The ad on this post is the one we bought, it is called Bio Bidet Supreme, and after much research we felt this was the best one. It has turned out to be the best for me, and I have been using it now for almost 2 years with no problems. The extender you need if you are a tall person, fits under the toilet.

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