STILETTO – a high pointed HEEL on a woman’s shoe or a small dagger.
WHEELS – a medieval instrument of torture or a vehicle for personal mobility.
I am advised, by God (aka Prof T) to make no permanent changes to my lifestyle at this point…yay, good news, he still thinks I may recover from this! I gleefully accept this advice, quickly realising that some accommodation for physical difficulty will still be necessary especially at home. I say, ‘Hello’ to:
I do not get on at all with slide boards or sheets and, due to my neuro problems, I have NO upper body strength. I discover that as long as you can weight bear, life is tolerable, if you cannot...aaaagh!
All this occurs in the early part of 1998 - we laugh and joke about how ugly all this stuff is and how useful this experience will be in oh, say thirty or forty years when I will be the font of all knowledge as our mates get acquainted with old age.
We convince ourselves that these adjustments are temporary and short-term…and, yet, I continue to get very obviously worse and I have a PE. Our lifestyle changes again, obviously not for the better…