Well, SocServ delivered a couple of items yesterday. A toilet frame, to provide a boost in lieu of fitted handrails, and the important item, a commode for the bedroom, as my bathroom is just too far away for ultimate safety and my diuretics – the curse of heart patients everywhere – have a sideline in round-the-clock anxiety!
Sadly, the commode is child-sized – and I am not. If this is standard issue for adults, then there must be a lot of them shoved in the back of cupboards, unused.
So it’s back to Plan A – buy my own. For those of the male persuasion, the shape and depth of the “potty” are critical for pretty obvious reasons, and this is where the supplied commode fails, having a simple circular – and small – opening. It needs to be much bigger and/or egg-shaped. Deeper would be good too. Those of you who have used a commode in hospital will know exactly what I mean.
Hopefully, by morning, I’ll have made up my mind (it’s 03.40 right now and having fallen asleep sometime around 22.00 I’m wide awake).