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MY WORD OF THE WEEK – Grateful
So this week I’ve not done much. We’ve had the workmen in every day and hopefully by today the bathroom will be finished. It’s not exactly what I was expecting. Rather than a wet room I have a flat level shower with a glass surround. It’s not bad, and we have a new floor which is nice. But the work has been a little shoddy and only half the room was re-tiled.
My husband complained on Facebook and was jumped on by people who were saying we should be grateful that we got it for free. The same happened when I complained that the workmen hadn’t turned up that day. At least we were not paying for it. Well, I wish we could have paid for it, I wish we had enough money to have the kind of bathroom that I really liked. I wish I wasn’t disabled so we didn’t have to have the bathroom renovated this way. I need to get over myself, but forgive me for not being so grateful for needing help. If I had the choice between not being disabled and having a free bathroom renovation, trust me the bathroom renovation wouldn’t stand a look in. But some people just don’t get that.
So this brings me to this weeks word of the week, grateful. And now I’ve had my grumble, I’m going to turn things around. I am truly grateful for the help I receive, from the very first person who came up with a wheelchair for me when I first realised that walking was not going to be an option anymore. I’m grateful to all those who donated to my Just Giving fund when I needed more suitable wheels as I discovered that I needed an electric wheelchair to get a little more independence. Also, I’m grateful to all the offers of help and everyone who has ever sent me a gift, or even just a message. I’m grateful to everyone who actually still cares that I suffer and has never given up on me.
Especially, I’m grateful to my occupational therapist that has supplied me with all the living aids I need. I look around my home sometimes and wish like crazy that I didn’t have to have them, but it doesn’t mean I’m not grateful for them. What would I do without them.
My life may have taken a direction I never expected but I’m so grateful to all of the hospital staff that have cared for me. There may be no cure but I’m grateful to my consultant who has been amazing and helped me so much. The life expectancy for someone with my condition is three years and I’m already well over four years with it. The statistics are dated so I’m also grateful for all those who work behind the scenes to make this condition more recognised and treatments available.
Finally, I’m grateful for my family. They may drive me crazy sometimes but they are always there for me. And as much I’d like to left alone, I know that I would be nothing without them.
Thank you for reading.
Now it’s over to you, what word or phrase sums up your week this week.