Thursday, July 07, 2011

Listening Is Good.


Andreas Nottebohm.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andreas_Nottebohm

It is day 3 with the new support cushion; it is good, but as yet not good enough.

The top of the cushion has been slightly altered by Richie, but needs more tweaking to get it really good, right now I am disappointed but will persevere.

It is early days still, the only way for things to be improved is to use the cushion and note the problems that need looking at.

The material is too warm; the cushion behind my arms is too bulky and needs reducing as I can’t move my arms.

At the moment I can not stretch out my right arm or move my elbow which makes everything more difficult for me.

It is upsetting that after waiting 5 month and one week the support cushion is not providing me with what I need.

Frustrating that this has happened, sadly it is not the first time, it shows again that it would have been a good idea if they had listened to what I needed.

Seems to me, that money gets wasted by not listening and reacting quickly to the needs of disabled people.  

I am fed up, and I bet others are too with getting aids too late, or getting things that are no good, shame there is so much waste especially when resources are stretched.






5 comments:

Gareth said...

Watcha Herrad,
sorry to read that the chusion, not all you,d hope for and totaly agree that people need to listen to the person who is going to be or who is using the aid.
Whishing you a pleasent evening I,m off to my singing group now so its DO RAY ME SO FA LA TE DO from Me GXXX

FrankandMary said...

I'm so sorry about this, but I must say, you confront your own misfortunes with much grace, dignity, & intelligence. ~Mary

Herrad said...

Hi Gareth,
I am hopeful that the cushion can be adjusted.
Singing group! how lovely.

Hi Mary,
Thamks for your kind comment, I hope that the ccushion will be adjusted.

Thanks you 2 dear friends for coming by and for your comments.
Love,
Herrad

janis said...

Hi Herrad~
I wondered if after all this wait, if they would still be as helpful as they would have been six months ago... If you had them sooner, the adjustments would have been tweaked along the way as needed with the ever changing need.
It is infuriating to see the system not work for the people. We here in America have just witnessed justice not prevail as the "system" to protect the innocent, sometimes ends up protecting the guilty. It's gut wrenching and infuriating, not to mention lets us down.
I pray for a way to be found & soon to bring you comfort and joy. Love to you~

Herrad said...

Hi Janis,
Thanks for coming by, really appreciate your support.
Richie has been adjusting the content of the cushions and making it more comfortable for me.Hugs.
Love,
Herrad