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    Getting Dressed in a Wheel chair

    It is getting harder and harder for me to put on my clothes while sitting in my wheelchair, particularly after using the toilet. I can no longer stand up long enough to pull up my undergarments or to adjust my skirt. What do you recommend I do? I saw an OT a couple of years ago about this, but she was not helpful at all. I also saw a physical therapist. I try to do my physical therapy every day, but I still have the same old problem. So far, I've had more help from Youtube (searching for "gettting dressed in a wheelchair")! CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME! My bathroom breaks are getting longer and longer.

    I did two things, first I got a dressing stick, second I got pants that you do not have to pull down when you go to the bathroom, you just need to make sure that the bottom ( which has a cut and it separates away from your bottom) does not drag in the toilet water. If it does, you get a rather wet and cold surprise!trust me on this, I learned the hard way. You can find these items at quite a few locations. You just need to look for "adaptive clothing". Good luck.
    MS World
    PPMS DX 2001



      Wheelchair Dressing

      Thank you for your suggestions, Hunterd,but tell me, what do you do with a dressing stick? How does it work?

      Also, I appreciate your suggestion about the pants, but I can't wear pants because I have severe chronic pelvic pain (not related to MS) so can't wear pants, jeans, PJ bottoms. It's ridiculous.