Since I seem to be getting progressively worse health-wise, I thought it might be time to look for some useful aids to make life a little easier on all of us.
I have 2 children; a boy aged 5 and a girl under 1 year. My Husband is currently having to do the majority of the domestic stuff like cooking, cleaning and childcare. He has also offered to help me shower and dress.
The demands on us are ever-increasing. My children are known to Social Services and we are expected to maintain a high standard of cleanliness within the Home. We are also expected to be clean and presentable and to cook from scratch most days.
I have been unable to work since late 2012 due to migraines and joint pain. I also suffer with mental health issues and am thought to be Dyspraxic.
We live in a ground floor property which features a wetroom with grab rails and a shower with optional fold-down seat. However, I am finding that even sitting down to shower is often too much to cope with because I am simply too tired and in so much pain.
I already use a walking stick to help me get around outdoors.
I also have a sock/stocking aid, a spill-not and some easy-grip cutlery.
I have found some no-rinse shampoo and body cleanser on Amazon, which I am hoping will take care of the shower issue when I don't feel up to it.
I have also thought about possibility buying;
A long-handled brush and comb set, some dry wipes, a button hook/zip puller, and a fold-down chair or two.
I intend to ask my GP for a physio referral because I feel that my walking stick is no longer providing enough support to help me get around. The physio may also be able to make a further referral for some insoles to help with the pain in my lower limbs.
If anyone has any further suggestions regarding useful aids/products etc, I would welcome them.
Thanks in advance