In New York

In New York

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

In which bums are mentioned...

He's stumbling backwards quite a bit more, it seems to me. He had an appointment today with his physio and occupational therapist at Richmond Neuro Rehab. The physio advised him to stand with his feet more apart, heel to instep for better balance. She also suggested a new way to go upstairs - the bum shuffle. It's not very dignified, but it's safer and uses less energy. He has yet to try it, but he's willing to give it a go, if it gives him more time upstairs.

The lovely and efficient Rachel (The Council's OT) will be here on Tuesday with the 'Bio bidet' man, so it won't be long until Roch will be issuing invitations to all and sundry to try it out. Well, take note, I will be handing out Domestos and a toilet brush. All guests do their own cleaning. It's only fair, the bio bidet cleans your bum, you bums clean our toilet!

He's not losing weight, which is great. Appetite still good and no problems with eating or drinking (another thing Professor Al Chalabi was pleased about). I think he's in better form than he was over Christmas - he's making plans and getting himself organised. I was thinking I would have to get going on Disabled membership at the Arsenal, which is something he was very reluctant to arrange for himself last year. However, he's gone ahead and made the first moves so hopefully they'll have something in place for the Wigan game in a few weeks' time. He doesn't like it when other people arrange things for him. He prefers to do things for himself so I'm really pleased he's got that act together. Looks like he'll have a few years left at the Emirates.

I am also looking forward, making plans - another trip to the Canaries? Other treats have suggested themselves to me but I wouldn't like to give anything away too early. Roch you'll have to wait and see...

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