Saturday, July 10, 2010


Saturday, July 10, 2010

I just spent the last 2 hours getting bathed and dressed. Alex functioned as my valet, putting water in the tubs and bringing me things I couldn't reach. What makes this occasion especially noteworthy is that I did 100% of the washing myself. From the top of my head to the spaces in between my toes, including those hard to reach places, I washed, rinsed, and dried them myself.

Then I flossed and brushed my teeth and shaved. Next, using a grabby stick that a friend gave me, I got my clothes off the shelf and dressed, sitting on the edge of the bed. The hardest part was getting my underwear under my butt. To do that, I had to rock my hips back and forth while pulling on the waistband with my fist inside my shorts. My fingers aren't strong enough to grab the waistband securely.

To give credit where it is due, Alex was a big help for getting things together and cleaning up afterwards. He also periodically checked in to make sure I hadn't stroked out.

And I still need to put on my mantihose. Hopefully Adrienne will handle that. Although I am certain that the day is coming when she will hand me my mantihose and tell me to do as much as I can.

But for now, I'm going to take a nap. I'm exhausted.

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1 comment:

  1. Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Only a therapist could say this and mean it not creepy....wish I would've been there to see it!!! So happy for you and your family! :)