Wednesday, November 01, 2006


Manda brought home a St John Supplies catalogue from the course. Would you believe there is a battery powered wheel chair that you can use to get people UP STAIRS. Oh how I would have loved to have had one of those when Mick first came out of hospital. He could at that time still support himself and walk a few steps but couldn't manage the stairs. One of those wheelchairs would have meant a few more months of being able to go to the toilet, getting into the bathroom for a bath and sleeping in the bedroom. What a shame the NHS couldn't have lent or even rented us one (they cost £4,150; rather beyond our means) and given Mick a few extra months of near normal life. Too late for us now (would never be able to get Mick in and out of the bath) but thought I'd mention it just in case any of my readers know of anyone who could benefit from knowing it existed. .

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