I have a fabulous OT who has worked really hard on my behalf, she keeps in touch with me when I am in the RBH letting me know how progress withthe many alterations the house is going to need are going. She has cut every corner she can sensibly arranged joint visits with people rather than one coming sending a report to someone else who then has to come and look. As you can imagine this is wonderful especially when I am dealing with a lot of new stuff and trying to process what it means for me, she sees things that will help me all the time. It is good having someone come along who says lets take out a double cupboard in the kitchen drop the work surface and then you can get your W/C under it to make a cup of tea or prepare your own food, at the time I was not convinced, one days thought later and I realised what a brilliant but simple idea that was and how great it will be. I have even ordered one of those kettle things where you press the button and dispenses a cup full of boiling water, I am too clumsey to be allowed to use a kettle!
Anyway down to the nitty gritty, there have been 2 major places where our opinions diverge one is a hoist to get me back up when I fall (which I do quite a lot) and changing my bathroom into a wet room, my bathroom which is en suite will be my main loo and I will need to get out of my wheelchair and walk along side the bath to get to it, which means when I fall it will probably in quite a narrow space. She has suggested a ELK which is an inflatable cushion and is designed for use in narrow spaces and I am grudgingly agreeing to especially as I will be home with only one person much more once the kids flee to uni. However, I do feel bad that this woman is busting a gut for me and I am being my usual stuborn self. Should I bite the bullet and go with her recommendation put in a wet room move the toilet to a more sensible position or should I dig my heels in and keep my much loved bath which I use with a bath seat at the moment.
Thoughts, idea opinions welcomed.
ps people should note my difficulties have come about as a result of something going wonky in my brain when I was very sick last year my asthma obviously does not make things any easier but it is not the reason I am needing all these alterations w/c etc.