Getting up from a Toilet with Myositis

Ryan demonstrates what he has learned living with myositis to help to rise from a low toilet using some practical tips and tricks. 1 min

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If you have myositis, you know that getting up from a low toilet can be difficult or even impossible. It restricts the use of public restrooms for fear you won't be able to get back up. This video shares some tips and tricks that I use to make rising from that low position easier like using your arms, things around you, and even the toilet itself.

For those with more severe and progressive muscle weakness, such as those living with sporadic inclusion body myositis, there are many helpful devices and accessories available for purchase, such as toilet seat risers, devices like LiftSeat and other electronic solutions that incorporate a bidet.

NOTE:  Myositis Support and Understanding (MSU) reminds you to put your safety first. Consult with your doctor and your physical and occupational therapy team. This is informational only and not intended as medical advice.

Audio/Video Credits: chill. by sakura Hz 
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Ryan J Harvey

Electrical engineer by trade, drummer and photographer by hobby. My name is Ryan Harvey.  Myositis rocked my world in fall of 2017 slowing down my 60+ hour work weeks to a halt. I have had to learn to re-prioritize my life for the sake of my health as it was doing it for me.  I think we have found a treatment that works for me and life is continuing onward!




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