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East Saint Louis, IL

August 31, 2006
5:17 AM

Post #2677577

I have taken care of my mother now for 10 years. She has multiple problems, which includes Osteoporosis and I think we just broke the double digits as to the number of compression fractures in her spine. Due to the pain it has been hard to get comfortable, and it isn't easy to help postion her in the double sized adjustable bed. My cousin and I put our heads together with the loast fracture and put the old proch swing frame up and over her bed with a rope handle attached so she could pull on it and moves herself up like she would have if she was in the hospital with a trapeze over her bed. With this topic and the fact it is on a gardening site, there are probably several people who have parents in bed, and or an extra old swing frame they don't know what to do with.

Only problems we have had are ran the cats using it as a balance beam!


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