Tuesday, August 9, 2011

One Stroky’s Journey: A Neccessity of Life


My international sign of relief
Yes, the symbol above makes my heart beat faster with joy. My physical therapist still officially has me  “tethered” to a responsible adult when I walk with my cane or transfer from one surface to another. I have that canvas belt that the responsible party has to hold on to.

Usually that responsible person is husband Walter. Although my balance is much improved, I am a chicken about taking a chance on a fall surrounded by the hard and sometimes slippery surfaces of restrooms. So I follow the therapist's rules. Whether I am ambulating with cane or wheelchair, a visit to a restroom right now means Walter has to accompany me. Finding “family” restrooms is not a given, and many thanks to those businesses and local governments that have included them in their buildings. 

10 comments:

Retired English Teacher said...

There are many adjustments you must be making in life. I'm sure some are easier than others.

Ginny said...

Yes, these restrooms are a wonderful thing!! And you are very wise to take Walter with you!!

Lynilu said...

Those must be one of the most wonderful additions to our society!

Arkansas Patti said...

You know I never thought about family restrooms being for adults who needed help from a spouse. I always thought it meant parents with children. You have opened my eyes.
Those rooms now receive greater respect from me.

schmidleysscribblins,wordpress.com said...

You are bringing back memories. Ever modest, I turned down an offer of help using the restroom. Minutes later David had to help me off the floor. Better to be safe...Dianne

Kathy said...

We never know what we may end up being thankful for! Yay for family restrooms--and helpful husbands during difficult times.

marciamayo said...

and you never know what you will miss until you miss it. I guess I'm talking about the toilet here.

Freda said...

Haven't ever heard of Family Restrooms, but what a good idea.

photowannabe said...

The restroom was one aspect I hadn't really given any thought to. I can definitely see the value of a family restroom. I guess I also was thinking more of children and parents.
You have a honey of a husband. So happy you are getting around more and more.

1000myths said...

My wife suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm last winter she wnt back to work fulltime in April and now, she works all day at a fast-paced executive job and plays tennis three days a week .
The will to live fully and with verve is within us all. Some just don't summon it when the chips are down.
Good luck and be happy.