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Acknowledging What I Need 🚿 🪑

When I first came home from the hospital I had a shower chair. I had it for months and at first I was not allowed to shower when home alone. As time went on I was able to shower totally alone, no supervision needed anymore, but the chair helped me do it safely.

We sold our house a little after a year after my TBI. When we put the house on the market I gave away my shower chair to someone local in need of one, I no longer “needed” it. We have now been in our new home for 11 months and I haven’t had a shower chair. I get so exhausted just taking a shower, it is incredibly hard to shave my legs and I don’t shower every day due to how tired it makes me. Basically taking a shower feels like walking or running a mile.

I finally acknowledged how hard this simple, basic task is for me and bought a smaller shower stool. Today was my first day with it and it was amazing! I realize now I wasn’t using one because I felt I didn’t need one, I’m also super stubborn and independent so that goes along with getting rid of it. But I am so glad I have one again, I did not get out of the shower feeling totally spent. My husband heard how it went and he offered to move his bath stuff up to the hanging toiletry holder so I can use the shelf that is accessible from the stool.

It’s super hard for me to admit I need help, hard to admit that there are things I need to make daily tasks more functional and this is one of them. But screw my pride, I did what is best for me and I’m so grateful.

By jessymunch826

I am a TBI Survivor and woman who has been through a lot of good and bad. My goal by this blog is to share what I have learned and how life has happened for me and not to me. I have found purpose in it all and am here to share it. I am also sober and quitting drinking was the best choice for me. I will post about TBI, Brain Injury, life, travel, lessons learned and more. I am not a doctor or a nurse, I am a traumatic brain injury survivor who has lived 40 years of life and have an amazing mindset from it all. None of this is medical advice, that is what your doctor is for or 911 if you are having an true emergency and need help right away. I am here for community and am a certified health educator who knows how to navigate the healthcare system and Insurance. Always willing to help. Find me on Instagram jessymunch82617 or email me at Jessymunch826@gmail.com. Click on the white title of the blog post to read, just saying in case you might be confused like I am with all this 🤣

10 replies on “Acknowledging What I Need 🚿 🪑”

I got it off amazon and $25 I think so not nearly as costly as my last one and worked perfect! It totally helped me not feel so freaking exhausted! My husband loved a shower we had years ago had a built in seat, he’s like I will probably use it 😂

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