First Shower

Today, I took my first shower since the February 11, 2016 surgery! No more sponge baths for me!!  The tools that helped with this great milestone are a wonderful plastic cast cover that I picked up at a medical supply store and which works like a charm, in addition to a shower chair. I feel nearly human again.

6 Responses to “First Shower”

  1. Congrats grannykat. glad you were able to get on and off the chair without problems. My first shower worked ok, it was the after I got out that reacted all my issues then. That was over a week and a half ago. I was afraid to try it again.

    Luckily I too had a shower yesterday. My second since Feb 3rd. My wonderful daughter (30 with 2 kids age 2 &3) got off work early due to spring break (she works at a college). She stopped on her way home and helped me. We haven’t had mother/daughter time alone in over 3 years. Since I was allowed to get my ankle wet, I chose not to were my brace. She washed my back while I was in the chair and stayed close as I stood to rinse off. I’ve a suction cup brace on the side of the wall which helped me balance. Then she lotioned up my feet and legs really well once I was back in bed.

    No falls, no slips, dog gate down and back up without missing that wheelchair lol.

  2. Good for you Grannykat! I just had my 2nd shower tonight. Felt great! I used the boot cover and a plastic step stool with a hand held shower. It works great. It’s the little things in life!

  3. That sounds like a true success, Metonia. My daughter just turned 29, and she has 2 kids, ages 1 and 2, with a third on the way in August! We haven’t had alone time in years. At this point, lotion is a luxury for me!! Have a beautiful week.

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  4. Hand held shower thingies are awesome! I think shower number 2 is tomorrow for me. I can’t believe I’m as thrilled about that as I would be to have a spa vacation!

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  5. Great to hear, grannykat…!!
    There will be many more accomplishments. Make sure to celebrate each of them. Seems silly to those who are not part of this clan, but i remember being so thrilled to take a shower without the stool.
    Keep up the great work.
    Heal strong.

  6. I think that’s a good idea, bryanb! Not silly at all.

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