As the years have rolled by and my illness and disability worsened, I’ve often faced hurdles. But visiting with my lovely OT has opened my eyes hugely!
Dressing – no buttons, zips or fastenings of any kind, & a button fastener for if I do need it, plus a sock puller – a pull on bra, and pull on tops and trousers/jeans. I can still look good but be relatively independent when dressing 👍
Showering – a shower stool, long handled wash scrunchie, long handled hair washer and brush – all make showering with minimal help possible 😉
Cooking – angled knives, electric jar & tin openers, slow cooker, chopper/mixer/blender, and a kitchen… – cooking, Spoonie style!
Getting around – a stairlift, crutches and my powerchair in particular have given me freedom to roam 😄
Driving – hand controls & a wheelchair ramp – gave me back my life!
Adopt the same approach to every hurdle and independence IS possible 😄
Challenges are problems to solve…