Not my words. A quote from the physio at DV Hospital.
Bugs got up in the early hours of yesterday , went to the bathroom, fell over into the bath and cut the back of her head on the taps. I did not hear anything and she did not call me. She just went back to bed. So at 7am I was greeted by a scene that resembled the Opening bit of the Godfather. Then I could not wake her, so ambulance to A&E.
They were pretty good. Then she started trying to remove the neck brace, the canula. Eventually this stopped when she decided she needed the toilet. They would not let her sit up until the CT results had been checked so the harassed nurse found a commode and she then sat there for 15 minutes, refusing to go .
The Doctor was concerned at the falls and thought a physio should be called for some advice. Another hour and this chap comes along and started spouting about exercise and dopamine medication. I explained all we were doing, and the drugs that had been tried and found ineffective but he seemed to have a one track mind, suggesting that Bugs goes out for walks, and then came out with the gem that is the title. I suggested that PSP is perhaps more complex than he thought and was told that "it's just a type of Parkinsons"
Somehow (bearing in mind we had been at the hospital for 6 hours) I resisted the temptation to put him in his own A&E bed. No discharge letter arrived so in the end I asked them to post it and then they could not find a wheelchair. A chair was found but no porter so I just took it and we left.
Back home to the clean up and all Bugs said was what's for dinner.
I got all the laundry done and pegged out, hoping it would dry overnight and I have just brought it all back in as it has started to rain.
Trivial I know compared to a lot of the other posts I read but the next person that says "it must be difficult for you" will go to A&E