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Offline Maggy

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Here goes!!! Part three !
« on: January 18, 2016, 02:07:03 PM »
Only two more people to see and then I can leave the building!
Next person to see was the tea lad or physio therapist!!

Not long in waiting,,I used my crutches to enter his room!
He asked me some questions like,,what mobility aid did I use ,if any!
I reeled off the list of thing our council had provided for me,,,he made notes!
He then showed me a long shoe horn !
Then went onto explain how to use it !!!
Next was a grabber for picking things up from the floor with,,or it could be used to help one get dressed!
He then showed me some exercises to do with my legs,,half heartedly and as clear as mud!
I then had to show him how I got onto a bed,,the bed being in a different room!
It wasn't a bed, but an examination couch!
I shuffled onto it and lay down on my back!!

Next item I was shown was a frame work that goes around the loo,it had a toilet seat on it!
As I have the frame work ,I,told him I knew how to use it,,not good enough I had to show him!
Ok,,I stood up,moved towards the framework ready to demonstrate how it's used!!

No no!! Follow me!
He carried the framework with the toilet seat attached to the framework through  now the very full waiting room,I followed using my crutches!
All eyes followed us into the toilet !
He placed the framework over the toilet and I was asked to sit on the toilet seat attached to it!
In full view of the onlookers I plonked myself onto the toilet seat,put my hands on the framework to help me get on and off the toilet!
Satisfied ,we then walked back to his room ,framework and toilet seat in tow!
A few more notes made,,he now wanted to see how I climbed stairs!
I was expecting a small mobile set of a few stairs,how wrong I was !
I followed him once more,out of the waiting room to a very long corridor!
Where are the stairs I asked!
At the end of the corridor and a bit further on!
You must be joking!
I can't walk that far even with crutches ,,then there's the return journey,,no way !
Ok ! I'll see if I can find you a wheel chair,off he went!
A few minutes passed and he returned with a wheelchair,,eventually we came to a long flight of stairs.
I walked up them using one crutch and the hand rail,but,told him these stairs are more shallow than ours at home,easier to climb!
Coming down was harder than going up as I had to start off with my bad leg!!
Back in the wheelchair and into his room!

He yawned a lot,,I asked him if I was keeping him up.
He explained that he had a 22 month old baby and she'd woken him up in the early hours!
I didn't start a conversation with him!
Not like me!
But I too was getting tired!
Next person and the last person to see was the anaesthetist,,back to the waiting room and using my scooter!

« Last Edit: January 18, 2016, 08:02:53 PM by Maggy »

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Re: Here goes!!! Part three !
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2016, 06:54:27 PM »
I don't know how it is in the UK, probably not too different, but in Canada they've lately been making a big deal about privacy. To such an extent that a person looking after say, an elderly parent can have quite some trouble getting or giving important information. However, something like your toilet framework lesson gets conducted out in full view! Maggie you are the champion of turning awkward situations into hilarious stories that make one think too. Thank you!
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Re: Here goes!!! Part three !
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2016, 10:28:05 PM »
Dasia, I'm only glad that my knickers and pants remained on during the demonstration,,,otherwise I'de have pushed the door closed  with my crutch!! :-[
« Last Edit: January 20, 2016, 10:30:07 PM by Maggy »

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Re: Here goes!!! Part three !
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2016, 07:09:29 PM »
I did assume you were fully clothed, Maggy, but still. The cluelessness of the physio amazes me.
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