Sunday, 20 April 2008

Steaming!

Yesterday one of my short term goals was achieved. I finally managed to manoeuvre into the steam shower and sit down on the bench seat to enjoy a relaxing aromatic steam session. (A few drops of lemon having been added to the small recessed tray on top of the steam outlet )

I achieved this goal by backing in to the shower cubicle and bringing the zimmer frame right up to the perpendicular edge of the shower tray( instead of struggling to position it on the angled edge inside the shower tray that I tried on my first attempt). To turn the 90 degrees and back onto to the marble bench seat however required temporary use of a plastic shower stool ( purchased 4 years earlier when the hip was originally revised). I did not sit on it and then transfer as I had intended but instead was able to prop myself up using the 2 recessed hand grips on the sides of the seat and shuffle my feet through 90 degrees before reaching back for the bench seat and slowly subsiding onto it. I stayed there for 20 minutes stopping the temperature at 38 degrees C.

If the weather was more encouraging to family gardening I might even try to achieve another short term goal which is getting out of the front doors and onto my mobility scooter.

When I do I will attest to the fact as these are important goals on my slow path back to being a human again instead of a poor imitation of Davros of Dr Who and Daleks fame.... "determinate!"

8 comments:

Enjoy Being said...
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But Why? said...

I don't know... Fifteen posts in and already being spammed... What is the world coming to?

Enjoy Being said...
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DJ Kirkby said...

Hurrah! That steam must have felt as wonderful as your sucessful attempt to get yourself int here! Perhaps 'enjoy being' would like to give you a free steam shower for you to test and blog about?

Prisoner of Hope said...

DJ,you are right about the double enjoyment. Means and Ends for once in perfect harmony!

TitansFan said...

I know what you mean. I love relaxing in my Steam Shower. It seems t melt the days stresses away.

ebeing said...
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ebeing said...

Steam Showers are really nice. Its been a few years since this post, how are you feeling?

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