A job well done

So, 8 months and 11 days after my surgery they have finally completed the Kitchen worktop, hussar! Two guys came yesterday to start the work, one of them was the person who came round to do the quote. He was really good and came up with some good suggestions to get the best from the job. By the end of Monday they had moved the cupboard and got the sink in the new worktop. Having done so well yesterday they only had to install the lower worktop and secure all the rest. The OT (Occupational Therapist) had given the contractors a height for the new surface but to be sure I slipped the prosthetic leg on and sat in the wheelchair. With the prosthesis on the footrest the socket scuffed the underside of the worktop but if I dropped the foot off the rest it was perfect. I didn’t have the leg on for very long but it was painful where the bone ends in the stump. Getting it on and off was OK though and I don’t think the stump has changed size at all. All in all we are really pleased with the job they’ve done, they were really professional and the quality of work was excellent. It may have only been a small change but it will make a really big difference to my independence and safety in the Kitchen. Ideally I would have been trotting around on my prosthesis and not needed the change, that said even if they get the leg sorted there will still be times when I am in the wheelchair. I still think it’s criminal the length of time it takes to get things done. Don’t get me wrong I know the Health Service is strained, jobs have to be prioritised and there is enough paperwork to decimate a small forest, but there has to be a more efficient way to get help to people who need it faster. By the sheer fact that other Counties can get things done much quicker it proves it is possible. I’m pleased my persistence paid off and got them to agree to do the job in the first place. It has been a job well done and another tick on my to do list. This means the list is getting shorter and I am getting happier, it’s all good.


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