Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Shimmy on a wash-cloth

My nephew took a shower in my bathroom a few months back. He was excited because he got to sit down while showering.

As he was finishing up, his mom asked him if he had washed his rear. To show her, he put the wash-cloth on the show chair and shimmied his butt back and forth.

Needless to say I did not use that wash-cloth again.

But, if I had used his technique, I would not have wound up sprawled on the shower floor this morning.

How are you supposed to clean the rear area if you are sitting, and you can't stand safely?

I have been using the "hope, prayer and luck" technique that has me grab a bar with one hand, stand up slightly, and aiming the handheld shower buttward. It has worked for a while, but this morning the shower chair did not cooperate and I slid off and down in a clatter of noise and a spray of water.

Dad heard so he came to help, and after a few tries we managed to get me in my power chair. I guess it's time to shimmy on a wash-cloth.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I HOPE THE NEW BROOM WILL BE SET UP TO AVOID FALLS AND ALLOW FOR FULL CLEANING WITH EASE.
SDT

Matt Trott said...

I hope so, too

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