Saturday, January 23, 2010
Wet Grey And Rainy Saturday.
A very dark overcast day with wet snow that is melting right away, Richie has switched on the TV and gone off to clean the kitchen.
Not really watching the football treating the telly as a radio, suits fine while I am writing my post.
Slept well last night, Spike left the room without protesting; guess he just decided he wanted a biscuit more last night.
Been thinking alot about my first assessment visit, how I told the assessor I could get down the steps with someone moving my right leg down step by step.
Did say that once I was at the front door that was as far as I could go that I could not walk any further.
My mistake was not loaning the wheelchair right away from Thuiszorg (Home Help) and sitting in it during the entire interview.
Should not have done the talking should have let her do that, and just answered the questions.
I even showed her how I could still get around indoors, which was by holding on to everything around me including doors, walls and furniture.
Instead of this telling her, that I had big problems she took this to mean that all my problems would be solved by a downstairs apartment.
I saw a few, none of which were adapted, some I could not get in the door in a wheelchair, one place, I had to get out of the wheelchair and Richie got it in somehow.
The hall was a claustrophobic horror, think this could have triggered off panic attacks, it certainly did that day.
Shame I did not know all this at the start, then I would have had a better chance of getting the things that I needed maybe even when I needed them.
Oh well that was then and this is now, the wet snow has been replaced with lots of rain and it is getting dark early.
Intend to relax and enjoy the late afternoon and evening, life is better now that the course of antibiotics is finished and my bladder infection has cleared up.
Who cares what the weather is like outside this Saturday in January, when we are happy indoors.