Scrub a dub dub

Scrub a dub dub

Tonight I had a bath ๐Ÿ˜ƒ After 3 months. Before you hold your hands up in horror, I've been showering! Everyday!

I hate showers. I've always hated them. I hate water in my eyes, I hate the concept of 'wash n go'! I hate the notion of hot water to invigorate.

Baths are luxurious, relaxing it's as much mental as physical to sink under the warm preferably scent filled silky water and slide into another place whilst aching muscles are finally comforted. There is no substitute.

I can no longer get in and out of the bath unaided. In our new home until we can afford to modify it we have a roll top tub.

For weeks I have looked at it longingly but resisted. It's steep sides more challenging than a wall of sheer ice.

Tonight Philip said have a bath, we will get you in and out however hard it is.....

It was hard but we did it. I feel joyous it was fantastic. He said lets do this every Saturday night until we can't. That's still a lot of Saturday's. And one day I will have one of these.

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  • How lovely to find things that bring us joy. Wishing you a great 2016

  • HI Colleen

    I can imagine how you feel. We have just had to turn our bathroom into a wet. room. I just could not get in and out of a bath and I value my privacy so we had no choice.

    I, too, shower every day, but there is nothing like a bath. You describe the feeling of laying in a scented bath so well that I realise just how much I miss it. I wonder if I had persevered for longer, could I have mastered it, but alas that is wishful thinking.

    Once again Parkinsons one me nil.

  • I know that to some a bath tub full of water is comforting and I am really happy for you that you can now look forward to this relaxing time. However, we just got rid of a tub and installed a walk in shower with a seat, as I still want to keep my independence and be able to shower and wash my hair for as long as possible. Using a tub for me is out of the question without a lot of help from my husband. I find getting in and out of a bathtub way too dangerous! But then this is just one more thing that we all have to choose on our different PD paths.

    All the best for 2016 ...... May we all find some relief in the months to come, and may we all have a wish or two come true! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

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  • I love baths i get the water as hot as i can stand. It relieves the pain in my arms and feet and it lasts for several hours.

    Good luck

  • I have a bath lift. It is great, I would miss it terribly if I didn't have it. Don't feel safe showering as I lose my balance easy.

  • The last time I took a bath I used essential oils, big mistake I slipped and slid all over until my long -suffering wife hoisted me out. I'm glad you were able to enjoy your tub,

    and many more to you...

  • I am envious. I had a lovely Jaccuzi tub and I enjoyed it so much. But last winter we had our bathroom redone and put in a walk In shower. I love the new shower but I still miss my tub with it's soothing jets. Enjoy!

  • Have the same prob and can't use Epsom salts which I swear by. Looked at walk in tub but don't think I want to sit waiting for water to fill and then sit wet waiting for waster to empty. Hmmm.

  • The answer is........a bath cushion, it's inflatable and its free from your local social services. Great fun! I couldn't do without mine!

  • My wife started calling me 'Spiderman'. That's nice, I thought, I may have Pd but I'm still her superhero. Then she told me it was because, like a spider I couldn't get out of the bath without help!

    (A joke by Bob Monkhouse.)

    In fact we did have our bath replaced with a walk in shower, which I find a great improvement. Being tall I never really enjoyed a bath as I never fitted very well and it was becoming hard to use the shower in the bath.

  • I researched lifts for the tub before my husband died. They lift you in and out of the tub. Wish I could remember the name of the company but you can google it.

  • I used to love taking baths but since my PD i don't enjoy them anymore. If my dyskenesia is bad i am sloshing water everywhere and if my Dystonia is bad i am in fear of having an attack and being stuck in the tub. Also the whole procedure make me feel exhausted and my body aches. i can't do showers tho, too unstable and my legs feel like they may go at any time. I know i need to get stronger but not sure where to start. My DR is not supportive and doesn't listen to my concerns, yet wants me to remain active. After 15 years i had kind of given up but found a little hope thru new friends on this site. I was diagnosed at 28 and I just turned 42 in Dec. I am way to young to live this old lady lifestyle but i have no energy and my Dystonia attacks and meds are exhausting. There is only the 1 Nuero in the town where i live in California. I need a DR that is supportive but not sure how to find someone esp since I don't drive (which I miss greatly). i want my old life back, i know that isn't possible, but life has to be better than this. After struggling with PD for 15 years is it just too late to turn things around? Love to all, DF

  • Oh god never too late. Whilst you have an ounce of breath in your body. I am 53 and utterly determined. I push myself everyday to do things and when I feel that inner resistance I simply make myself do it. Thankfully I was born stubborn, I've turned it in on myself. I ignore words like 'hope' and replace them with 'act'. I wish you a really good 2016 go kick ass ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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