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11/12/18 3:55 P



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Some people with mobility issues use a small stool in the tub. They sit on the stool instead of in the tub floor. You could get a child's plastic chair to sit on while you bathe. You just might need to put a rubber mat under the stool/chair to protect the tub from scratching.

If your tub is large enough, sitting on the chair or stool should still allow you to enjoy the jets and be able to get in and out of the tub (maybe with the aid of that extra bar).


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11/12/18 3:49 P

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"Until I can have surgery, does anyone know of a way to get in and out of a bathtub? "

Strong arms and a full tub for the extra buoyancy.

Also, surgery is no guarantee that you will be able to get out easier.

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11/12/18 12:27 P

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Wish there was an easy answer. I love a long hot bath!



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11/11/18 4:03 P

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The bars can be helpful if you have the strength to use them. the walk in tubs might be a better idea.



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11/11/18 7:38 A

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Those bars are helpful. An additional option would be to get a referral to a physical therapist.

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11/10/18 11:25 P

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One of those sit down tubs with the door, but I think they're pretty expensive. I guess it depends on how bad you want a bath? Good luck!

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11/10/18 2:20 P

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Not sure if this is the right board for this, but . . .
I have bad arthritis in both knees. Until I can have surgery, does anyone know of a way to get in and out of a bathtub? I would pay a lot for a long hot bath! When we built our house 3 years ago, one of my big splurges was a soaker tub with jets. When I tried it, I found I couldn't get out. Fortunately my husband was home, but it was still tricky. He can install a bar on the wall on one side, but I don't think that will be enough. Any thoughts?

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