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    today's fall

    I had a fall this afternoon and l couldn't get up. Heather couldn't get me up and I rang a neighbour, 2 of them couldn't get me up. We called the fire brigade but as I hit the wall they called the ambos. 2 young ladies came to rescue me, and with an air lift device got me up. pic of me waiting for ambos and hole in the wall I made.
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    Geez mate, that's terrible! I hope that you have not sustained any internal injuries to add to your problems.

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    Hope you're ok!
    You're tougher than the wall anyway.
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    On the MSA support Fb page some suggested the Raizer lift chair , but at $5.5k a nice bit of kit. but I don't expect to fall too often.
    I think some one would have tosupport the patients hed and ensue the patients legs remain in the straight ahead position and no foot comes under the chair leg as it scissor action occurs.


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    I hope Mario isn't suffering any ill after effects due to the fall, unlike these people who pro'ly have hypothermia Geertje Odink on Instagram: 14/02/2021

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roverlord off road spares View Post
    I had a fall this afternoon and l couldn't get up. Heather couldn't get me up and I rang a neighbour, 2 of them couldn't get me up. We called the fire brigade but as I hit the wall they called the ambos. 2 young ladies came to rescue me, and with an air lift device got me up. pic of me waiting for ambos and hole in the wall I made.
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    Read Harry Potter mate? One of the lines is "Help is always there for those who need it" No need for fictions. Glad you are up sir

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    Dr Doc asked me to see him due to my varying orthostatic hypotension thanks to my MSA. when the ambo came my resting blood pressure was 201/100, next morning I did a test and still high , then later in the arvo 89/69, this fluctuating High/low episodes id making my day hard. I had a 24 hour BP monitor fitted on Tuesday and had a cardiologist consultation today and a ECG, tomorrow they want an ultra sound of my heart and a 24 heart monitor fitted.

    The cardiologist was aware of what MSA disease is and said we might be able to change the medication. He also told me that a pace maker might be beneficial to me. I wasn't expecting that, I said to him that's a bit invasive, and the fact I have terminal condition it's only prelonging the inevitable. He then said it is his job to prelong life. so I will see what tomorrows testing brings. oh the joys
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    since MSA is a disease of the brain and blood pressure regulation is controlled by the autonomic nervous system I will seek for advice from a autonomic specialist before going a pacemaker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roverlord off road spares View Post
    Dr Doc asked me to see him due to my varying orthostatic hypotension thanks to my MSA. when the ambo came my resting blood pressure was 201/100, next morning I did a test and still high , then later in the arvo 89/69, this fluctuating High/low episodes id making my day hard. I had a 24 hour BP monitor fitted on Tuesday and had a cardiologist consultation today and a ECG, tomorrow they want an ultra sound of my heart and a 24 heart monitor fitted.

    The cardiologist was aware of what MSA disease is and said we might be able to change the medication. He also told me that a pace maker might be beneficial to me. I wasn't expecting that, I said to him that's a bit invasive, and the fact I have terminal condition it's only prelonging the inevitable. He then said it is his job to prelong life. so I will see what tomorrows testing brings. oh the joys
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    since MSA is a disease of the brain and blood pressure regulation is controlled by the autonomic nervous system I will seek for advice from a autonomic specialist before going a pacemaker.

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    Re the pacemaker my 90 year old mum had one inserted earlier this year after a few blackouts and falls that were determined to be caused by an irregular heartbeat. I would say that it has definitely improved her quality of life and was not very intrusive in comparison to some of the other procedures she's had. Coincidentally she's always had wild blood pressure fluctuations that can be difficult to manage.

    Best wishes whichever way you decide.

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