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MY WORD OF THE WEEK – Wetroom
Last year I told my occupational therapist that I was having trouble with showering. She came to visit my home and said that I could do with a wet room. I don’t know why, but the thought of having my bathroom ripped out and changed just scared me and I said no. So we worked on some other things that would help, like seats, bars, steps etc. Sadly, nothing really helped. So I called her and told her that I had changed my mind about the wet room. She came to visit again and told me that I could also do with a through floor lift from my living room to my bedroom. In for a dollar in for a pound I guess.
I was told that work would start in April, but this week a workman turned up and said they would be starting this week! So, on Wednesday we had a house full of builders making tons of noise. I don’t deal too well with noise, but I popped in my headphones and just got on with it.
On Thursday, the workmen didn’t turn up until lunchtime!! I had to be at the hospital with Star, so I really didn’t have to spend to much time listening to their noise
I can’t wait to be able to shower with confidence. For the last six months it’s felt like I’ve been risking my life every time I shower, especially with my balance being so bad. And I’ll be able to go to the bathroom in my wheelchair during the night. I’ve had so many near misses with falls trying to make the couple of metres from my bed to the toilet when I’ve woken in the night. One night I crashed into the bathroom door and thankfully my eldest son was still awake and came to help.
Next up it will be my lift and I’m dreading the work involved, but again it’s something I really need. I can’t wait to not have to walk up and down the stairs anymore.
In other news, the hospital appointment on Thursday for Star was with her neurologist who told us all is well with her neck, yay! Just one more appointment at the Children’s hospital next year and she’ll be discharged. If anything happens from then on, she’ll be at the adult hospital. Now, that’s a scary thought! (Not the adult hospital, but the fact that she will be classed as an adult for medical issues!)
Oh, and we heard this week that she does NOT have Marfan Syndrome. We still don’t know what her actual problem is, she has a lot of characteristics of Marfan’s but no variation at all of the rogue gene febrillin that causes it. Of course, I may be jumping the gun as we still have some more testing to come back and don’t, as yet, have a follow up with her geneticist. It looks like she just might be one of those rare children that just doesn’t fit in any box. I wonder where she gets that from?
Now it’s over to you, what word or phrase sums up your week this week?
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