Seat for the shower? Necessary or not?

  • PeachyKeen
  • 2 years ago

How many of you bought a shower seat? Was it really necessary? It's not terribly expensive, but I don't want to buy a whole lot of things I can't use very much. If it's a must-have, I'll buy one. But if not, I can deal with it if it is only needed a few times.

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We had one here and I can say that it helped a lot. I was so weak and scared of falling that I am glad I had one. But reading what people are saying, don't spend the money on the shower chair, just get the step stool, at least you can use that around the house after!
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I didn't buy one - PS wouldn't ok a shower until both of my drains came out - which thankfully was at one week post op. My first PO shower felt sooooo good! The tip on using a plastic lawn chair is great! Trust your instincts...If you don't use it, take it back to the store. Good luck!
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I just used a stepping stool! It had 2 steps and it fit well in the shower. It really helps the first 2 weeks. I had a mini TT, lipo my flanks, inner/outer thigh. So I moved really slow and my drain tubes were still in. So the stool allowed me to wash myself at a more leisure pace. My thighs were very sore and the drain tube was annoying. I wore my undies in the shower so the drain tube can be place inside. That allowed me to use both hands to shower with. Good luck
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I vote yes
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I used a step ladder too. Also people have mentioned plastic lawn chairs IF you had something that would fit in the shower use it.. I would rather have a toilet raiser
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Yes!!!! I didn't buy one but my shower has a built in seat... I totally used it the first couple of weeks so I could "linger" in the shower...the hot water felt so good everywhere! Without the seat I would have worn out trying to hold my drain...wash my long hair...ect.
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I didn't buy one but if I need it I am going to us my step ladder it has a steep on top big enough to sit on
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I didn't buy one. Wish I had for the first week but after that I wouldn't have needed it so it isn't really necessary. I didn't take a shower until my drains were removed at day 12 if that makes a difference. I hope this helps.
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I bought one and I used it about 6-10 times.
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