good morning to all me shipmates!
was a bit of a night last night getting up for the bathroom, having to shimmy out of bed,get myself steady, choice of walking stick[handy with a headlight for ‘night ops’!] or frame, fortunately not too far to bathroom,though a step down, having to hold on to wash basin and side of bath whilst lowering down on loo, repeat two or three times. mind you, i did have a bottle of beer with my supper, that didn’t used to be a problem and i do still enjoy a beer. there might be nights where i give it a rest but still find the need of the bathroom through the night!
my partner and i live in a apartment, though on the second floor and i currently have no desire to go out anywhere, it’s not so much the going out,it’s the climb back up. did have an incident just last week, out in the day for a ‘medical’ appointment,on the way home, a bite to eat out as a treat [yes,i had A beer!] back to home[a five minute journey in normal people terms, an ‘age’ for me!] i have a ‘2 in 1’ rollator/wheelchair, not so good on uneven surfaces as my partner discovered. into our communal door, a bit of a climb up the stairs with breaks in between, managed to get indoors, to my bedroom, only to collapse [a bit awkwardly] just short of my bed, my partner not able to lift me, we decided to call ‘the three 9’s’ FOUR AND A HALF HOURS! we had to wait and i was in such discomfort, though ‘lyn’ did her best with pillows/cushions etc. two paramedics arrived[i had no desire to go to hospital, just wanted to get get upright] and sure enough, with a TOWEL as a tool, they got me up and perched me onto the bed. had to take it steady that night but my confidence has been ‘hit for six’! when we moved here just over a year ago, my health issue wasn’t so severe.
sorry,this turned into a bit of an essay.remember "WHERE WE GO ONE,WE GO ALL! " best wishes. paul.