Let it not be said that I’m not prepared to put it all out there for MS Awareness!!!
I thought I’d start showing you some of the extra equipment I use to help me.
We have a hot tub. Ian goes in it pretty much every night, cold, rain or shine. For me to go in it, it requires more than the planets to be aligned! I have to be feeling physically strong enough. It has to be not long after I get up as all the getting changed, getting into the hoist and so on is exhausting by itself. It also has to be the right temperature outside. Too hot and the fatigue brought about by heat sets in even more quickly and I can’t enjoy being in the hot tub, too cold and being suspended in the air for the world to see means I freeze!!!
Another important thing is it’s not really a hot tub. It’s a warm tub. We keep the temperature less than body temperature, again so that my core temperature doesn’t rise and cause the heat related fatigue.
After all that, you can see why last night was the first time this year I went in the hot tub! And I probably only made it 3 or 4 times last year!
Ian built the gallows, as we call it, to get me into the tub last year. He built a frame and then added a track for a lift to get me in. Amazing!