September 29, 2022

3m07s + A Shower

For the record: standing up is really tiring. You don't notice it because you're healthy, but take it from me. Hard work, this standing thing. It'll never catch on.


Shower was nice, too. First one this month, thanks to my roommate pretending that he's Turkey and the gap between the corner of his bed and the opposite wall, the Dardanelles and my custom wheelchair an aircraft carrier.  With its big offroad tires it does not fit in the Dardanelles, and Turkey my roommate refuses passage.

So something that should only take a minute or two and a single CNA, tops, becomes instead a massive headache that needs two or three CNAs and about 10 minutes. Half that if the crew has done it a few times before.

And all this backing and filling and hemming and hawing happened just a short time after therapy. By the time I crawled back into bed my shoulders ached and the headache from the Straits of Turkey had flared into something truly special. 

But, hey... 3m07s.

Posted by: Wonderduck at 04:21 PM | Comments (6) | Add Comment
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1 So, if I'm following this correctly, your roommate is, in fact, a jerkface?

Three minutes plus is awesome!!

Posted by: Kathryn at September 29, 2022 07:29 PM (jrY13)

2 Jerkface would be a good designation for him, yes.  He also has a dusting of dementia, apparently, so he talks to himself... and GIGGLES as he does so.
He's not as bad as the yellers or the thief, but he's managed to... look, he was quiet usually. Not as quiet as me, but still.  His tirades over stupid crap ("That wheelchair is mine." "Yes, but we're not talking about your chair." "WELL I AM!!!") have made me weary as hell.

Posted by: Wonderduck at September 29, 2022 08:33 PM (DB9Lx)

3 Oh, the giggling would drive me around the bend.

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Posted by: Clara at March 21, 2024 09:23 PM (Pjaph)

6 Your mention of using a custom wheelchair Geometry Dash and the analogy of your roommate pretending to be Turkey and blocking passage to the shower highlights the creativity and resourcefulness required to navigate everyday obstacles.

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