Had physio today at St Helens hospital. I did some gentle exercises and came away with a list to do myself at home. The trouble I have is that I have learned ‘work around’ techniques to move my leg, I.e using my heel to grip things, using hip to move leg, using my left leg to move my right one. I need to get myself out of these habits to ensure that I start to strengthen the remaining muscles. My leg is aching so it’s obviously working! On the way out I was struggling out of the disabled door when an rude and inconsiderate man (who was able bodied) barged through almost knocking me over. In his rush, he expected me to wait and struggle on while he, who is clearly important, got to his appointment on time.
John and I went to Blackpool tonight to have fish & chips and to see the lights. We had tea at a cute little chippy and on the way out we nipped to the loo. There was a huge queue for the ladies and the disabled loos were also engaged. I patiently waited until a woman with a young child emerged. It was evident that neither of them were disabled and I think the shame of having to face two people waiting for the loo who require this facility more than herself was enough to prevent her from doing this again.
After tea, we managed a cheeky sit down on the front….it’s great to get fresh air and I certainly appreciated it more than I would have in the past.
These examples of ignorance did not detract from the overall enjoyment of our date. We had a great night and we are now settled watching a bit of Keith Lemon.
Today’s events made me realise that the are people out there who think that they are above rules and lack morals. I hope that this doesn’t become a daily occurrence as I think I have enough to deal with…
I am back at the hospital on Monday where I will find out the next steps for treatment of my illness. I should hopefully find out the grading of the cancer and how much they managed to remove. Fingers crossed.
Goodnight and will update on Monday after my appointment xx