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Bath Time!


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Whilst in rehab, one of the first things I learnt was getting in and out the bath by myself. I decided early that I couldn't have Greg helping me in and hauling me out again twice a day!!!!! So here I was last night wallowing nicely in my bubblebath (slippery!) when smart-Alec Vicky decided to try get out like I used to do pre-stroke. Note to self: Bubbles = slippery!!!!! The post-stroke way of getting out the bath goes something like this: Position oneself onto knees, Carefully stand up, Hold onto basin, step out of bath!!!!!This method works just fine, so why do I go and change it? Last night I gracefully managed to haul myself up frontwards but slipped, luckily catching onto the basin in time, but causing a tidal wave of water to spill onto the floor!!!!! So now instead of drying off and jumping into my cosy pajama's, I must now mop the floor!!!! head_hurts.gif Back to the drawing board!!!! Needless to say, this morning I was back to the post-stroke method, safely managing to get out the bath without any mishaps - that will teach me!!!!!

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VIX,

 

BATHING IN THE HOSPITAL REMINDED ME OF GOING THROUGH A CAR WASH.

IT TOOK ME ONE-HALF HOUR TO GET OUT OF THE JACUZZI THE FIRST TIME I TRIED IT AT HOME.

 

I FOUND A GREAT SOLUTION FOR EXITING A TUB AND CONSERVE WATER AT THE SAME TIME. BATHE WITH A FRIEND. MAKES IT EASY TO EXIT BY HAVING SOMEONE TO HOLD ON TO. lol_1.gif

 

MARTY smile.gif

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amen marrty !!! there ya go budd the first time i tried to exit the tub recetly,

i jus bounced all over the inside of that tub a couple times after i let the water out

then finally got on one knee and off i went flopping like a fish on the floor

tg for walk in showers *beep* on tubs lol

 

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i can't tell you the countlesss times i have slipped and fell in the bath since my stroke!!!!!!! i figured out finally, i needed a bath mat, and shampoo that was no tears so i could still see and not lose equilibrium!!!! that has helped tremendously!!!!!!!

 

live and learn!!!!!!!!!

 

 

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Yes, I use the shower, had a rubber mat and a shower chair for a long time..Also got one othe shower heads that has the detachable head on a hose so I could rinse off my back and easier to rinse shampoo out of hair. Nothing like a nice long soak in bubbles though...

Nodding.gif Bonnie

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