Saturday, October 22, 2011

Empthy.



Jorge Camacho.

Today was a relaxed day, yesterday was awful, we waited all day from 08.00 to 18.00 for Welzorg, to get urgent adjustments to my wheelchair arm supports.

Richie couldn’t take the dogs out to the dog toilet until after 13.00, nor go shopping until they had been here, so we all had to make the best of it.
                                           
Thanks to the Rick, the engineer, from Welzorg, who worked overtime on Friday, and surprised us at 18.30, when we thought nothing could be done until Monday.

It was great that he turned up so unexpected and had a good look, how I was sitting and adjusted the arm supports by 10 cms, so I will be able to sit painlessly

Now I can finally sit comfortably again, which is brilliant after the last ten days of pain, sitting in the wheelchair with the arm supports 10 cms too high which got more painful each day.

By yesterday the pain of sitting with my shoulders hunched up around my ears, was very painful it felt like my shoulders were in a mangle.

I can’t believe that I was so let down by Percy from Welzorg, Edith called him on the 10th October to let him know the wheelchair arm supports were 10 cams too high.

Percy promised to send someone right away, and did not do anything; basically he chose to ignore my predicament, I wonder if he even considered how horribly painful it was for me.

I bet he didn’t think abut how it might be for me or for anyone else he supplies mobility aids too, I am sure he never considers how others would react.

It really is a shame that the majority of people who work looking after disabled people, do not seem to have any empathy with their clients    







3 comments:

Webster said...

I am happy for you that your arm supports have finally been adjusted. Now may they continue to work well for a looonngg time.

Rhapsody B. said...

Blessed be, thank the heavens for the relieve. I have found that some human beings are unable to be empathic because they are not able to put their selves iin that predicament. Its a sad testiment but unfortunately a true one. I remember having an experience one with a person with mental health issues and no one was empathic until they were the recipients of attack, it was only then they were able to fly into action and get something done. While the world is made up of all kinds of people, the good the bad and the ugly, sometimes it seems that life spits out more of the bad and the ugly more than anything.

Have a blessed and lovely evening. you, Richie and the dogs.

Rhapsody

Herrad said...

hi webster,
its brilliant that the arm supports have been adjusted.

hi rhapsody,
you are right, it is a great relief.
love,herrad










































































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