So now some very nice chaps from Mediquip have arrived to fit some hand rails and chair raisers. Their timely arrival is due to the usual excellent efficiency of Richmond Neuro Rehab Team (special thanks to the lovely Susannah there). We now have a hand rail going up the stairs, a smaller rail on the newel post at the top of the stairs and one of the squashy sofas has been raised to make it easier for him to stand up from a sitting position. Also delivered were a rather nifty board to help him getting in and out of the bath and a frame for the toilet upstairs. These were expected - however, we weren't expecting the walking aid to be delivered today. All these things are necessary and it is such a relief that this has been arranged, hassle-free for us. However, much as my control freaky nature takes pleasure in these things being done on time and so efficiently - having mixed feelings, seeing these reminders of the monkey all around the house. I have to tell you, I don't know how Roch will feel about the walking aid. We weren't expecting it until next week...let's face it, he's only 48 and this is the kind of thing your granny would baulk at. But for him, it's keeping the wheelchair at bay and fair enough - it's up to him. Not sure what the kids will think.
Those guys were so sweet. It was raining when the second chap arrived with the walking aid and they were busy trying to wipe the wheels before bringing it into the house. People are lovely.