Mudcat Café message #3547126 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #151797   Message #3547126
Posted By: ChanteyLass
08-Aug-13 - 09:05 PM
Thread Name: BS: Situation w/ living arrangements
Subject: RE: BS: Situation w/ living arrangements
Like McGrath, I would also suggest that you be tested for diabetes even if you have been before. Things can change. You should also discuss what other things could make you thirsty with your doctors. Could it be caused by some of the meds you take? Could other meds be used instead? You might also want to keep a written record of your intake of fluids and how often you need to use the toilet--but it sounds like you have done this already. And keep letting your doctor how painful it is when you are hoisted. Also your doctor should remind the staff in writing as part of your medical plan that when you need hoisting, you need hoisting quickly and carefully.

When I was confined to a wheelchair and bed for a few months, I knew the hospital staff's schedule and realized that I would receive no help during the change of shifts. I was careful to request a bedpan or transfer to a toilet well before or after the shifts changed. I remember one worker saying I was the first person and last person he helped with this during his shift! (He was one of the good guys.) However, I realize that your situation is different and hope that you can find a solution.