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« Reply #45 on: Sep 21st, 2003, 2:37pm »

My Homedics massager with heat is my favorite for working out the kinks and sore spots
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« Reply #46 on: Sep 21st, 2003, 3:26pm »

Retta, I saw some of those advertised in a catalogue the other day, and I wondered if they really are worth having or whether a regular massager is just as effective?

I'm not certain how they work..... undecided

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« Reply #47 on: Sep 21st, 2003, 6:40pm »

Karen,
I really love mine. The heat seems to help more than the regular massage. Mine has different massage head covers, slow-to-fast speed and heat or no heat option.
Couldn't do without mine.
Hope this helps you.
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« Reply #48 on: Sep 21st, 2003, 6:56pm »

Wow this is great, how did I miss this thread. Most of mine have been mentioned before but I will tell you all anyways! grin

My homedics chair pad with heat/vibrating WONDERFUL

Tennis balls, great when rolling against the wall for sore spots

Johnson foot soap soaking powder!! Ahhhh

My birkenstock shoes!! well worth the money. (thanks Ms.Dee) wink

my heated mattress pad

rice bag stocking

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« Reply #49 on: Sep 22nd, 2003, 09:17am »

I would have to say my computer is my mpst important item. If not for it I would still be sitting here knowing I had this and listening to my drs saying I didnt. With all that I have been dx with in the last four years if it wasnt for my puter I think I would be in a rubber room some where. wink
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« Reply #50 on: Sep 22nd, 2003, 11:22am »

Feather pillow - the older kind - actually it was my Mother's. Can "fluff" it anyway I want it. It's great. I bought the Northern Lights featherbed from QVC, but ended up sending it back. Just didn't help me. Have pretty good luck with Mineral Ice. Cannot wait to get home tonight and try the rolling pin. My outter thighs hurt so much. Thanks for that tip!!
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« Reply #51 on: Oct 3rd, 2003, 01:25am »

WOW! This is my first visit to any message board. I'm very impressed with the amount of info and support.
Best equip - PC, phone, dishwasher, TV
I'm sure I'll be adding a lot more. I've only been diagnoised for 2 months and am still learning what to expect.
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« Reply #52 on: Oct 13th, 2003, 10:17am »

Bringing this for a more perment place to be kept.

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« Reply #53 on: Oct 21st, 2003, 1:11pm »

I haven't had time to go through this entire post so am probably repeating something from way back - lol! - but this year I am loving our heated matress pad. We originally bought it for Andy because he got cold and me with my high BP and mid life hot flashes was always HOT. Well, the tables have kind of turned. My BP is under control and with that the hot flashes have also pretty much went away. I have found that the heat from the mattress pad works just like a big 'ole heating pad and takes away all my aches and pains. If I get too warm I just kick off the blankets! We also got flannel sheets last year which I love - especially with the matress pad. Just can't wait to craw into that warm bed at night! Fancy
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« Reply #54 on: Nov 16th, 2003, 09:25am »

Right now I am finding that the pc is doing a good job for my head. When I am talking to all you people I don't think about myself so much. I also have a reacher to get things that are to high. That is sooo handy you can't belive! I know there are outher things but they are gone in the fog right now. Every body knows what that is like, RIGHT! ER huh huh
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« Reply #55 on: Nov 18th, 2003, 3:18pm »

By far the most helpful is my electric bed.
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« Reply #56 on: Dec 5th, 2003, 9:18pm »

Would you believe my puppy? She is there for comfort when I'm down, nothing soothes like rubbing those soft puppy ears and getting those sloppy kisses. LOL And, when I feel like it she's always up for a game of toss or tug of war. Keeps me stretched a bit.
Also, have to add the computer as I've gained a wealth of info from it and it's saved my sanity many a sleepless night.
Family is very high on the list, of course. They are always willing to pick up the slack and make life easier smiley
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« Reply #57 on: Dec 18th, 2003, 3:21pm »

I love my massager with the infrared heat attachment, it really soothes aches sometimes, and without the attachments can be used to press hard on pain trigger points. Also, my heating pad, my HUGE keychain with the flashlight, I can always get a hold of it, and find it and see what I'm unlocking, lol.

Have to add my triangular jar opener, and last but certainly not least! My dayoftheweek pill organizers, One stays at home for am/pm, one goes to work with me for lunchtime, and I fill up two weeks worth at a time every other Sunday so I don't have to think about it.

And my wonderful kids, who are a lot of help to me now, with a minimum of complaining about it! I know that they aren't equipment, they are accessories, right?

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« Reply #58 on: Jan 28th, 2004, 6:01pm »

Karen,

Glad to see that I am not the only one getting use out of medical aids and like you, I have spent mucho$$$

My Flex-a-bed helps some, but guess it is the FMS and the restless nights.

Maybe someone will have some answers.

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« Reply #59 on: Mar 10th, 2004, 4:44pm »

: cheesy Massagers reign supreme, here, for me..When my muscles have been pushed too far, nothing helps me more than their use.

However, I keep wanting to get into some form of yoga..but never get to a class...I want to take up, possibly Taichi..anyone have suggestions for what works best for our DDs?

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