|Zebra printed satin sheets, oh yeah!|
So, for your viewing pleasure, I start you folks off with the first picture, which I posted in my two week post-surgery update. Satin sheets to make moving easier (seriously, satin sheets made a huge difference in my post-surgical mobility), comfy fluffy bathrobe (because trying to dry oneself off without bending, lifting, or twisting is hard), fluffy blanket because grownups need snuggles too, and my iPad for games, email, internet, Netflix, and whatever else catches my attention. For the record, yes, I like animal prints and I'm particularly drawn to leopard print!
|My iPad suspended on the wall along with a pouch for my phone|
The other hook that is on the wall holds what is supposed to be a water bottle pouch that I earned volunteering at CONvergence, a sci-fi and fantasy convention in my home state of Minnesota. I use it for an all-purpose thingie holder so I can keep my cell phone or other small items handy. The strap usually hangs lower for general use, but I wanted to get a better photo so I hiked up the strap.
Seriously folks, I love these hooks...I use them for everything from a keyhook to jewelry holders to hanging the wall clock or lightweight picture frames. I feel like a walking advertisement for them!
|Shower chair on aerobics step|
Thankfully, my fitness nerdness came in handy. I own an aerobic step, which allowed me to get the chair up high enough to fit properly in the tub, plus it allowed my short legs to safely get on the chair to scoot into the shower. I still do use the shower chair for getting in and out of the tub as the nerve damage that makes me wobbly is probably permanent, so it's either use the chair or install a permanent grab bar in the tub area.
|The rolling laptop desk (plus medical bills)|
The extra nice thing about this over something that sits on a surface (like this kind of tilting laptop tray that I found on Amazon) is that I still have a 5 pound lifting restriction. My laptop is a little over five pounds, so I would have to expend more energy (more spoons) to get my work done. The rolling desk allows me to push what I need to the room that I need it in, plus it keeps my lovely Bela cat from trying to trip me in the process (he's afraid of many things on wheels, including my walker and this desk). My computer stays safe, my cat doesn't cause me to fall, plus I'm able to bring more stuff with me in less trips. Muy bien!
That, my friends, wraps up a post that I've been pecking at for several weeks. Next post will be some thoughts about "graduating" from physical therapy....