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speedalong
speedalong Member Posts: 3,315
edited 2. Feb 2011, 18:25 in Living with Arthritis archive
My work chair has come!!!

After a game of silly-beggars and telling porkie-pies, my boss finally did order my supportive chair and it has finally arrived.

I have had a good fiddle with it (but will get the ATW chap to come out and set it up properly.) Well it really made a difference today.

I had an inactive morning (very rare in my job) - I sat working on the computer and then attended a two hour meeting AND because of the ingenius design of the chair .. I was not stiff at the end of it!!! It is a free float chair (the back and seat move with your body), which enables you to alter your position and wriggle so you don't get stiff.

Had aenough energy to take S for a walk this evening ...

Now I need to work out how I can fit in a few comfortable sit downs into each day....

Speedy
I have had OA since mid twenties. It affects my hips and knees. I had a THR on the left aged 30 and now have a resurface-replacement on the right - done May 2010.

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  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Oh that is good news, it's only taken, what, three months, perhaps four? (Not good enough, yes?) I am pleased you are pleased, let's hope it really helps. Good luck with it, speedy, you deserve it! DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • nearlybionic
    nearlybionic Member Posts: 1,899
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Speedy
    So pleased to see that you have at last got the chair!! WooHoo!!
    Just goes to show the difference it can make. Enjoy!! :wink:
    NB
  • valval
    valval Member Posts: 14,911
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    this sounds great bet it cost a lot we sell chairs but do not remember seeing one like u discribed will be looking in catalouge tomorrow lol see what in there val
    val
  • ironic
    ironic Member Posts: 2,361
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Speedy,
    Well that was not before time was it. Glad the initial testing has gone so well for you.

    Hey did you ware the “Teds” for your special birthday treat. :lol::lol:
    Lv, Ix
  • chris7
    chris7 Bots Posts: 2,696
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Speedy

    I was wondering if you had got it and thought maybe I had missed it somewhere on a thread when I haven't been around. :oops: YAHOO indeed. :grin:

    At last! a bit of a belated birthday pressie which I hope you enjoyed too? I am glad the first test run went well. If only he had ordered it earlier, it wasn't too much to ask for and could make things so much more comfy for you. Hope work not sapping too many spoons for you at the moment. I do know that feeling. :roll:
    take care, I hope S alot better now too.
    Chris
  • Poppyg1rl
    Poppyg1rl Member Posts: 1,245
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Speedy,
    Better late than never! Hope you get to spend lots of time in it, take it easy Poppy X
    'grá agus solas'
    'Love and Light' translated from Irish. X
  • julie47
    julie47 Member Posts: 6,041
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Speedy thats great news
    glad it makes you feel more comfortable.
    (does it recline so you can sit in a corner for a 5 min snooze) :eek: :lol:
    Have a good day
    Juliepf x
  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
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    It sounds lovely Speedy.I just hope you get the chance to use it as much as possible.Are they expensive to buy? Just wondered if they were worth getting for home as get all stiff in the home chairs. I'm guessing they are very expensive!

    E x
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    Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
    Accept no ones definition of your life

    Define yourself........

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  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Speedy, thechair sounds great, glad you finally got it.. When are we all coming round for the chair party?? :shock: :lol:

    :grin:
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  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,493
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Good news Speedy

    I reckon it sounds wonderful - can I have one too :wink:

    Great that it's use enabled better quality of life for you and S there :smile:

    Hope it keeps on helping you for a very very long time :smile:


    Love

    toni xx

    PS you mentioned doing your own trigger points to someone else and l am intersted - any info greatly received please
  • speedalong
    speedalong Member Posts: 3,315
    edited 2. Feb 2011, 18:03
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    Too right DD, not nearly soon enough - would have been here earlier if had been ordered straight away!!

    NB it just goes to show how much the right equipment can help. Have you had your occy health appointments and seen if there is anything else ATW can help you with?

    Val it was not cheap!! It is a http://www.kinnarps.com/en/uk/productsinspiration/office/DeskChairs/Product/?prodid=121915andthe freefloat feature is fab!!

    Speedy
    I have had OA since mid twenties. It affects my hips and knees. I had a THR on the left aged 30 and now have a resurface-replacement on the right - done May 2010.
  • speedalong
    speedalong Member Posts: 3,315
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Ironic :lol::lol::lol:

    Hi Chris, exactly! Work as you know does take up a lot of energy, and I get more tired as the week progresses. If I can get a few (even brief) sit downs on the new chair it should really help me save a few spoons! S is a lot better now, thank you for asking.

    Hi Poppy, that is going to be the challenge…

    Hi Julie, I did joke that I would sit on my new chair and rest my feet on the teaching chair/perching stool …

    Speedy
    I have had OA since mid twenties. It affects my hips and knees. I had a THR on the left aged 30 and now have a resurface-replacement on the right - done May 2010.
  • speedalong
    speedalong Member Posts: 3,315
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    Hi Elizabeth, it was very expensive (about £500!!) - and yes it would be great for many folks to have one at home. It is far more comfy than anything I have at home - even my recliner chair. The freefloat feature that enables you to move about whilst seated stops the stiffness setting in and it is highly adjustable.

    Hi Tony, definitely come and have a go in it - everyone at school likes it... I'm threatening to charge them - but free passes to all who have to put up with arther!!!

    Hi Toni. I need to make sure I get a few sit downs in each day to benefit from it.
    The book is The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief, Second Edition by Amber Davies, David G. Simons. I borrowed a copy of a colleague and ended up buying my own copy. The anatomical names put me off at first, but I quickly learnt how to locate the trigger points by feel - having cured my tension headaches - I then started seeking out and treating other trigger points ...

    Speedy
    I have had OA since mid twenties. It affects my hips and knees. I had a THR on the left aged 30 and now have a resurface-replacement on the right - done May 2010.