Feeling Lifted!

Feeling-Lifted-1_320.jpgJust to let you know that in addition to the bed rail, the raised loo seat, the grab rails and the bath lift, we now have a full-on hoist thingy to help get me in and out of chairs/bed/sofa!!

We are being accessorised to the nines here!

Equipment was taking over the house, and I'm not sure whose shouting was the loudest, Neil's or Oscar's.

Baby equipment was welcome, unlike the depressing bits of mobility gear that kept arriving for Neil. Both lots of equipment designed for physical progression, but sadly, in opposite directions.


These pictures were taken the same day Neil wrote ‘Feeling Lifted!’. I refer back to this day in a later post, as it stands out as one of the days where Oscar and Neil began to pass each other by. 

You can see Neil and his brother, Matt, trying to work out how to use the hoist, determined not to wait until the next day's demonstration appointment. Oscar is in the playpen right next to them and with the same impatient determination, he pulled himself up to standing for the first time, which is why I had the camera out. You can tell from the photos what an emotional and physical struggle the hoist was for Neil but I love that you can see how much Oscar's new trick brightened his mood. This is the only picture I have of them standing up together. – Louise (2013)


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commented 2013-03-01 16:42:54 +0000
Dear Louise, your reflections are as touching and inspiring as the original posts were, to those of us still on this awful journey. Well done girl. x
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