Well it`s been a very busy, fruitful day in our house.
Firstly a district nurse called in. I am on their books for a monthly visit, to check my skin and any other concerns I may have. What a lovely lass…as are all the nurses who visit me. She checked my heels, as they still get sore sometimes. Then we talked about a big worry I`ve been having. Podiatry have said they may want to remove my 2 big toe nails…I know…ouch and cringe at the thought!
When it was mentioned I was asked if I can transfer to the chair for the surgery. Of course I said not without a hoist. Dont fancy doing it with a patient turner after the op, incase I can`t stand at all. I was then told they have no lifting equipment, as they cant afford it!
Today`s nurse agreed with me that i would need a hoist. She said they could borrow a floor one from stores for the day. Sensible enough, eh? Then I asked about a cradle to keep the duvet off my feet until they have heeled…ooh, it still makes me shiver! This will be supplied from stores.
Plus some leg elasticated bags for showering, to keep my dressings dry, will be available to me.
So that`s all that sorted and my worries eased.
At lunchtime the lads arrived to install my 2 new fixed hoists, in place of the portable one, which is faulty. Also carrying it from room to room is a pain.
Jobs all done and tested. Fine!
Meanwhile hubby has installed a wall hung basin the bathroom, as I kept banging my toes on the previous cabinet one.
Yeh, been a fun day and now Im in bed…tired out!
Nighty night all.