Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A Letter To My Shower

Dear Shower:

I really love taking a shower and appreciate all that you do for me.  Although my body does not like the weather to be hot, letting your water get really warm and heat up my back and legs really does feel good.  Even though I pay for it when I get out by being zapped of energy, it does help with the spasms for a while.  For this I am really grateful to you.

One thing I would like to discuss with you is the tub.  You have a nice garden tub that is really pretty.  I would love to stretch out in it and soak for a while.  Unfortunately, I cannot.  If I were to ever get settled down in there, it would take a bulldozer to get me out.  Every time I see it I dream of being in some nice warm water and relaxing.  So, I would love for you to just get rid of this temptation so I won’t have to think about it.

Another problem I have is the fact that I have to step so high to get in you.  I can grab the bar on the other side of the wall, but I still fear tripping and falling.  Not that I don’t love you, but you are really hard and it would hurt quite a bit to fall inside you.  I have the same problem stepping back out when I am through.  I was wondering if you think you might could soften yourself up a little so that if I do fall, it would not hurt so bad.  Don’t take this the wrong way, please.  I love you like you are, just making a suggestion to make our relationship better.

I like the little areas to sit on that you have.  They are really nice when I wash my legs and feet or just get tired and need to sit a moment.  I have been thinking that it would really be nice if there was a way to have a little seat in the shower where one could wash, rest and watch TV.  It takes such an effort to get in and out of you and it seems like I should have the option of doing something else while I was there.  Just an idea mind you……….

You are so wonderful when I am dirty and hurting.  It feels so good to get clean and smell good.  You waters run over my body and give my aches a little relief.  It is such a shame that it takes such an effort to use you.  There are no words to tell you how much I enjoy using you even though it often takes all of my strength to do so.  If there was some way to get around this, I would sure like to know.  If you have any thoughts on this please let me know.

There are so many of us with MS that would like to have a better experience with you, Ms Shower, so if you can think of any ways to help us, please let me know and I will pass it on.  Until then,  thank you for all the joyful times you have given me.



1 comment:

Muffie said...

So funny, but true. I'm not quite as genteel as you, though. I rant and rave at the shower and its lacks, which your letter covered quite thoroughly. I'm definitely going to seek very accessible showers when we move!