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Re: [IP] Sof-set - Disconnecting the Quick Release



The idea with the tweezers was outstanding. I am now able to disconnect by
myself after a shower. In fact I need to use only one tweezer.

Thanks again.  Marge
----- Original Message -----
From: "wombn" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, November 23, 2000 2:25 AM
Subject: Re: [IP] Sof-set - Disconnecting the Quick Release


> On 23 Nov 2000, at 0:57, Marge wrote:
>
> > I have been pumping for two weeks. I have arthritis in my hands, and I
have
> > trouble disconnecting the Quick Release with my fingers.
> >
> > Has anyone found a solution to that problem.
>
> I don't have arthritis but sometimes I have trouble gripping things
> with my right hand (some tendon trouble left over from breaking my
> wrist).
>
> What I've ended up doing is making sure I can disconnect it several
> times before I insert the set, then it's easier later.
>
> One of them was a real tough one to loosen up.  It might seem like
> a silly solution, but I used two sets of regular old tweezers.  I don't
> know quite how to describe it though.....  I slid the tweezers all the
> way over the two sides of the QR so that the tweezer *ends* were
> sticking out on opposite side like handles.  The narrow end of the
> tweezers gripped the QR.  I was able to lightly hold the tweezers
> with my hands instead of my fingers and was able to twist the QR
> that way.  Yes, it's low tech.  But I was in my bathroom and wasn't
> about to go searching around out in the garage. :-)  (and tweezers
> are cleaner than than pliers!)
>
> If it's difficult to grip the two sides of the QR later on...hmm.....  I
> often use those little rubber finger ends from office supply stores for
> all kinds of different things.  These are those thingies that are used
> by people who sort a lot of paper and need stickier fingers.  Not the
> stuff you rub your fingers into to make them sticky.  They're rubber
> pieces that slip over the end of your finger.  Worth a try if
> stickiness (or lack thereof) is part of the problem.
>
> Have you asked the manufacturer for ideas?
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