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    DIY Junior Member oldanbo's Avatar
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    Default hard to wipe my a??

    Is a bidet seat the answer?

    I have a toto drake ada and it works fine. But, permit the indiscretion, I have a spinal problem that is making it harder to wipe. I don't mean to be gross, can anyone recommend a bidet seat to fit a toto drake?

    I never thought that I would reach this point, but the truth is that I can barely reach. I was thinking that maybe a bidet seat might help.

    I would appreciate some real world advice.

    I cannot afford a $1k device and I need something other than cold water.

    TIA,
    a semi-old man

    http://www.easycarts.net/ecarts/terr...det_Seats.html
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    This is a link to bidet seats on the home page of this forum. You need to realize that while these do no cost 1K, they are not cheap toys. We all want to fly first class for the price of coach, but that doesn't happen. Terry may have so expert advice/opinions on what would work best for you.

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    might want to ask a doctor or nurse if there's another solution as well.

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    Sounds like my wife. She wanted one too. We couldn't afford it.
    Her problem was weight and arm lenght. Couldn't do anything about the arm lenght, so she went on a diet.

    Is it a medical condition?
    Frank Albert

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    http://www.easycarts.net/ecarts/terr...det_Seats.html


    I have bidet seats that start at $398 with free shipping in the lower 48 states.
    They have been using things like this for cleaning in Europe and Japan for years.
    As long as you have an electical outlet nearby, you can plug it in and get a warmed seat, warm water wash, and a warm air dry.
    It uses the water connection for the toilet, and tees off with it's own adapter.
    It's almost as easy as just changing a seat.

    Last edited by Terry; 02-19-2010 at 04:49 PM.

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    If you do a Google search on "toileting aid" you will find a number of different types of toilet paper holder gizmos which are intended for those with limited mobility - they basically hold several sheets of TP on a plastic extender, and usually have a pushbutton to drop the used sheets in the toilet after use. They cost about $35.

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    That's great Terry. Might get one for our new house.
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    Default thank you

    for your responses. I do appreciate them.

    It is a medical condition, ruptured disc. Two neurologists say spinal neuropathy and they won't peform surgery for numbness, only pain.

    But doc I have both! No matter say they.

    Now I hope this thread dies a natural death. 'nough said. But thanks again.

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    All I can say is..

    Bidet?

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    I would see if your insurance will cover the cost or part of it. If you don't want just cold water. You might need to run a hot water line over for it that might cost some extra money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seaneys View Post
    All I can say is..

    Bidet?

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