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Tuesday, November 07, 2017

I know that most of us have a routine of jumping into the shower, a quick wash of the ol' bod and a shampoo of the hair before toweling off and hitting the road for work. I used to do that too, with nary a thought to how great it felt to be fresh and clean, to have shiny, nice smelling hair. It's weird, the things we take for granted. Until they're gone.

After the accident my entire focus was on pain management. Getting to the bathroom. Dealing with the horrors of not being able to go for days and days on end. Hoping and praying the daily laxative would do it's job. After a week of this I found myself dealing with the opposite problem. Believe me, dealing with explosive anything is not good when it requires frequent frantic trips to the bathroom on new crutches. Give me constipation any day. Well, after 22 days of upset, I can finally say that things are moving in the right direction (no pun intended). That's another one of those things we do on a daily basis and just never think about. Another milestone that I am grateful for.

Ah yes, back to the bath. Today I was feeling kind of down. Discouraged with the lack of progress. Missing the kids at school and my daily routine. Overwhelmed by the amount of paperwork I have to deal with in order to get some assistance. Not from friends; they have been wonderful. The insurance company, not so much. So at the end of the day I decided to do something that I knew would make me feel better. I prepared a small bath. Using their set up and being very careful not the injure the leg, I submerged part of me into the water. It felt SOOOO good. All these things I took for granted: soap, warm water, the feel of an actual face cloth on my flaccid limbs, a soft towel . . . having the upper body strength to complete these maneuvers. I am ever so grateful.

I am back on my couch now, resting with my leg elevated. I think I will do a little reading before I bed down for the night.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. Stay safe.
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  • no profile photo CD3802882
    I know things have been frustrating for you. Hopefully, you are on the road to recovery. I agree that nothing beats a bath! The sponge bath gets old and a real bath is heavenly!
    1317 days ago
  • SHARON10002
    That is indeed a great feeling, and something we take for granted. Continued good wishes for your healing.
    1318 days ago
    Sounds so good Mayie! Yes, plenty in every day to be thankful for! Hope you rested well. Hugs.
    1320 days ago
    Awww, nothing's quite as good as being clean. I'm glad you were able to get bath even if it wasn't a long soak of your entire body. At least I had the help of my husband when I broke my leg. Dealing with insurance can be a nightmare all by itself. I hope your insurance will be more helpful sooner rather than later. Glad you have friends helping you out as much as possible. emoticon
    1321 days ago
    Nice to hear you were able to refresh yourself in a nice warm soak.
    1321 days ago
  • -POOKIE-
    I'm glad you enjoyed the bath.

    Insurance is all such a nightmare.
    1322 days ago
    You did very well if you were able to get into a bath tub. When hubby had his ankle operated on, he had to do sponge baths. I would wash his hair and use a sprayer at the kitchen sink. He couldn't get in and out of the tub.
    1322 days ago
    wonderful, I hope the insurance company comes up trumps for you. emoticon
    1322 days ago
  • no profile photo LAH1222
    That sounds so good. I'm waiting to be able to take a shower after foot surgery two weeks ago. I'm doing sponge baths in the morning and then spend the day with my foot elevated. Good luck with your healing.
    1322 days ago
  • CANDOK1260
    I am happy you got a nice bath. I will prays the insurance company see things your way.
    1322 days ago
  • 97MONTY
    So sorry for the frustrations, but happy for your progress, hope everything gets better real soon.
    1322 days ago
    Awwww, so glad you got to be at least partially in the tub! HUGS and can only imagine how frustrating this is for you! Glad you have people checking in on you.
    1322 days ago
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