Well I did it…
Went really well. Best thing was that normally I would go with walker and be exhausted… but was lovely in wheelie.
Got London cabs both ways (I have a discount card) and cabbies were both lovely… I was going to get out of w.chair but the 1st one said ‘Just stay where you are love’ and pushed me on wheelchair into cab.
At the hospital I wouldn’t normally go for a cup of tea as that’s yet another long and slow walk… but as we were early I said to carer to push us down to the cafe for a cuppa.
Lovely carer. An Irish woman who works for a few residents here. Very nice and kind and we had a good chat and a laugh.
Was with bowel nurse for an hour! Have learnt a massage technique to help get things moving! And lots of talk about diet, liquid intake etc etc. Also… here’s a good tip… to put your feet up on a footstall whilst on loo so knees are higher than hips. Apparently this is better position for the bowel movement…
Then another lovely cabbie on way home.
Really it felt fine. I even managed to self-propel a bit (I’m talking wheelie here… not bowels!!!).
Feels good that my Maiden Voyage went so well (thanks for giving my first trip lovely name Poll).
Thanks all of you gorgeous gang for being so supportive.
And so to bed… tired but happy!