Photo credits

The Embalse de Riano in northern Spain. The picture was taken by .... me!

Thursday, August 28

Slipping and kicking

Owing to my wife's rheumatoid arthritis, she is prone to falling because she can't move quickly to regain balance. then she can't move quickly to protect against the impact. The the impact hurts more because of the lack of flexibility in her joints. And then, once she is wallowing on the ground, she can't get up again and needs someone to pick her up.

So we teased her when we had to pick her up off a speed cushion in the road that she had tripped on - "that cushion is not for taking a nap!"

But last night she slipped in the shower. She spent ages trying to at least get herself out of the shower onto the bathroom floor, but she could not even get herself over the edge of the shower tray.

So in the end I had to kick the bathroom door in, step into the shower with her, and hoik her up into a standing position.

This sounds sexy, but a complete loss of all your dignity is not sexy.

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