Monday, September 17, 2018

Shower Chair v. Bench v. Nothing

Afternoon, Fam…

So, the crip has three ways to shower: a shower chair, a bench, or nothing.  Each crip’s different and can do things differently depending on what he/she sits on.  As close as Joey and I am, we’re totally different taking showers.

Lady’s first, Joey’d rather sit on the shower floor more than anything.  She has more mobility to reach stuff.  She CAN sit on a bench, because she’s got balance to sit as long as the bench has a back.  HOWEVER, on the bench, the way she has to sit, she can’t bend enough to reach her feet.  She also says, the bench needs to have a hole underneath for her to reach her parts, BUT, I’ve never seen a bench with a hole.
This one has a back and a handle, but your left hand better not be your crippy hand.
I, on the other hand, use a shower chair for the back and sides, because my balance ain’t that great; hence, I hate benches, which I’ve used.  It was against the back wall, which was a plus, but if I lost my balance anyway, it was a bad day for me.  Plus, benches tend to be skinny…like those damned examination beds at doctors’ offices.  When I was younger, I used to sit on the floor of the bathtub, but I was 85-100 lbs. lighter, so people could lift me then.

So, inquiring minds want to know.

Be good to each other.


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