I had the Social services lady here today to see if all the things she put in place happened. Well not a lot of help realy...they put in a grab rail and a step on our front door but I need to hold onto my other half and use my stick so cant use the grab rail. My muscles are so bad I cant use them anyway.
While she was here she asked if OT had been ? NO then asked if Physio had been ?..er NO and has anyone been to see you about getting help with your bathroom ...er NO!
The problem we have is I cannot climb over the bath,and we spent all our savings on my chair lift. So I asked her how long before they will help me....and she said 6 to 18 months from your assesment...we havent even got an assesment yet. ;-( and she said well they won't do anything for 6 months at the least!
I wondered if anyone on here has had a shower put in by a specific firm or what type others have as we will have to take out a loan to do it ourselves.
I told her we have asked before I was this bad and they said I can mannage with help from my OH,and if not have a strip or blanket bath ! I then told the lady it is horrid not being able to shower every day,and I can only get to the Spa when I am well enough. I used to have a shower at the spa then swim then shower,and I did this everyday ,up to this last year....now I cant even do that !
Today I was worse than last time she called 3 weeks ago,I just seem to be getting worse every day,the nurse yesterday said, some people have a nervous breakdown and others have a phsical breakdown or both, under the stress you have been through in the last 15 years! and she thinks I have had a physical breakdown,I suppose I should be grateful I never had a nervous breakdown too.
I just wish I could see a chink of light at the end of the tunnel,every day brings new things.
Today we were told my OH has to go into hospital on 17th of dec and he will have to rest his arm for 4 weeks....and I have to go into hospital poss; same time but different town for a bowel OP,no wonder I feel so low!
Sorry went on a bit but no one here to talk to about all this !
<3 and Gentle hugs to you all and thanks for taking the time to read this x x