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What Happened Next

Postby AnotherFairportfan » Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:59 am

EMTs came promptly, lifted Kate back into bed. I hate to think what the charge will be.

Kate says she's been trying to get hold of her case manager, who called her back one time last week - on the day that Verizon's mobile service was pretty well kaput over the entire Atlanta region*, last Mon­day (31 July).

But not since.

Meanwhile:

Kate's wheelchair has a replacement for the arm rest that is supposed to support her bad arm comfortably.

A guy from Care Medical (who supplied the chair) dropped around to mount it, and did a lousy job (using only one screw) which promptly came loose when the nut came off the screw.

The reason he only used one screw is that the holes in the arm rest don't line up with the holes in the wheelchair's arm.

And the reason for THAT, it looks like, is that they supplied an arm rest for the LEFT arm**.

Care Medical is now on the list for Monday phone calls.
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* Verizon is, of course, Kate's carrier. The woman has my number - i'm on Net10, using different towers; she could have called me.

The next day AT&T went down hard in the area. If one were a touch paranoid, one might query TMobile's status on Wednesday...

**And the guy either didn't notice (which is possible, i guess) or just elected to not mention it.

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Re: What Happened Next

Postby DinkyInky » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:27 pm

Any news? Did they fix things?
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Re: What Happened Next

Postby AnotherFairportfan » Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:51 pm

Not yet, no.

We fixed the chair arm, anyway.

The reason it looked like a left-hand armrest is that he mounted it backward.
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Re: What Happened Next

Postby DinkyInky » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:13 am

Oh God, really? That's...

Yeah, I got nothing. Hopefully that will help a bit until you can get more assistance.
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Re: What Happened Next

Postby GlytchMeister » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:33 am

Anyone else tempted to take a few days off work and drive to FPF with a trunkful of carpentry tools and wood to build some friggin ramps and maybe a lever swivel lift with a counterweight or pulley system or something? I dunno where y'all are and I'm a bit strapped for cash for a couple weeks but I'm still tempted.
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Re: What Happened Next

Postby DinkyInky » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:48 am

GlytchMeister wrote:Anyone else tempted to take a few days off work and drive to FPF with a trunkful of carpentry tools and wood to build some friggin ramps and maybe a lever swivel lift with a counterweight or pulley system or something? I dunno where y'all are and I'm a bit strapped for cash for a couple weeks but I'm still tempted.
Yes. Very tempted. Plenty of time, no money presently.
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Re: What Happened Next

Postby AmriloJim » Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:31 pm

I recall FPF is in the Atlanta GA area... his logins at my board resolve to bellsouth,net, which supports that memory.
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Re: What Happened Next

Postby jwhouk » Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:33 pm

Well, we could drive there, but the problem is that once you get there, good luck trying to get out.

(He lives in the ATL, if I recall.)
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Re: What Happened Next

Postby Dave » Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:45 pm

jwhouk wrote:Well, we could drive there, but the problem is that once you get there, good luck trying to get out.

(He lives in the ATL, if I recall.)

Meh. If you're going to be bringing lumber and nails, what's the problem in bringing along enough cubic-hundredyards of concrete and rebar to rebuild the freeways?

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Re: What Happened Next

Postby GlytchMeister » Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:12 pm

Ugh I could only get Monday off, so I'll probably be leaving here Saturday or Sunday to see it. Thank goodness I've learned a trick or two driving in Chicago - hopefully I'll make it there and back again without getting clobbered by some sun-blind moron.
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Re: What Happened Next

Postby Typeminer » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:25 pm

GlytchMeister wrote:Ugh I could only get Monday off, so I'll probably be leaving here Saturday or Sunday to see it. Thank goodness I've learned a trick or two driving in Chicago - hopefully I'll make it there and back again without getting clobbered by some sun-blind moron.


Or some moron driving in sun-viewing goggles. I'd bet on that, too. :roll:
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Re: What Happened Next

Postby AnotherFairportfan » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:38 pm

AmriloJim wrote:I recall FPF is in the Atlanta GA area... his logins at my board resolve to bellsouth,net, which supports that memory.

BellSouth?

We're on Charter.
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Re: What Happened Next

Postby AnotherFairportfan » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:41 pm

Kate had her second session of outpatient physical therapy today.

They made her push a shopping cart loaded with weights down a corridor.

The biggest problem we have is that only two of the three doors between her room and The World are wide enough {barely} for her wheelchair...
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Re: What Happened Next

Postby GlytchMeister » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:48 pm

Hmm. Well... might be able to take the doors and frames/jambs off to get an inch or two of room for the interior ones. The door into the house can't be deconstructed like that due to security issues...
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Re: What Happened Next

Postby jwhouk » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:51 pm

Also depends on the age of the house, of course.
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Re: What Happened Next

Postby FreeFlier » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:57 am

Taking the doors off helped my mother get her wheelchair through.

Of course, she tended to carve up the doorframes then.

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Re: What Happened Next

Postby jwhouk » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:15 am

Those are repairable.
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Re: What Happened Next

Postby Warrl » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:08 pm

FreeFlier wrote:Taking the doors off helped my mother get her wheelchair through.

Of course, she tended to carve up the doorframes then.

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After peeling the existing doorframe off (preferably carefully), measure the thickness of the wall. Get THIN strips of wood, paneling basically, as wide as the thickness of the wall plus a half-inch to an inch, a pair of them at least six feet in length - or if you want to be a bit fancier, one strip for the width of the doorway and two strips for the height of the doorway.. And thicker strips, an inch or two wide and half to 3/4 the "excess" width of that thin strip, same length as the thin strips (make the one for the top longer by twice the width of these strips). Use those materials to re-frame the door.

This light thin framing will not, and is not intended to, support an actual door. If you need a door, hang a curtain.

But it will do a passable job of protecting the wallboard, so it won't need much repair when it's time to put real door-frames up again.
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Re: What Happened Next

Postby GlytchMeister » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:11 pm

Warrl wrote:
FreeFlier wrote:Taking the doors off helped my mother get her wheelchair through.

Of course, she tended to carve up the doorframes then.

--FreeFlier

After peeling the existing doorframe off (preferably carefully), measure the thickness of the wall. Get THIN strips of wood, paneling basically, as wide as the thickness of the wall plus a half-inch to an inch, a pair of them at least six feet in length - or if you want to be a bit fancier, one strip for the width of the doorway and two strips for the height of the doorway.. And thicker strips, an inch or two wide and half to 3/4 the "excess" width of that thin strip, same length as the thin strips (make the one for the top longer by twice the width of these strips). Use those materials to re-frame the door.

This light thin framing will not, and is not intended to, support an actual door. If you need a door, hang a curtain.

But it will do a passable job of protecting the wallboard, so it won't need much repair when it's time to put real door-frames up again.


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