A slap on the bum left me laying there in pain! Why? I was ready to have a shower and my wife placed the bath board across the bath, we don’t have an accessible bathroom and so I have to sit on a bath board and use the over the bath shower. My wife helps as I struggle to get my legs into the bath and wash certain areas.

I wheeled up to the bath and stripped off, I stood up using the toilet hand rail to hold onto momentarily and turned to sit on the bath board. To be honest I didn’t really know what happened next, I fell onto the bath board and it slipped and lost its grip on the bath edges, I fell into the bath and onto the upturned bath board with the thin plastic fin bits right in the crease at the top of my bum!


The sudden surge of pain was so intense, I had hit my shoulders on the opposite edge of the bath, my lower back on the bath and the offending bath board feeling like it had cut me, I laid there with my legs hanging out the bath and hot knowing why.
My wife looked so worried and stood there frantically checking if I was badly injured, I won’t lie and try and be manly, I was already in pain as usual and this left me in tears but also laughing and as soon as my wife saw me laugh, she was finally able to let out the laugh that had been brewing underneath her concern.

She owned up and told me that as I had turned to sit on the bath board, she had given me a little smack on my bum cheek, but she didn’t realise that this would cause me to change my body position and end up laid in the bath stark naked.
I managed to have a shower but it was accompanied by my wife giggling as she kept thinking about what had happened.

I am now left battered and bruised, I have my wifes solemn promise that she will resist the temptation to smack me on the backside when I am mid transfer, I did tell her that I would dock her carers allowance but I guess I can forgive her.

By Zechariah Richardson

Over 50, disabled, husband, father and gramps who reviews products and writes blog posts about his life, beekeeping, gardening and whatever pops into his brain!

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