We share and share alike in everything except working on the cars, and yup, we have one of them new fangled machines.
She hasn't asked me to do anything, except pull up her slacks and underwear, and hooking up some other things. She hasn't complained even once. The finger tips can wiggle a little bit, so almost everything is going smoothly as far as the computer, and doing most two handed stuff, except for lifting.
What Amethyst said is about the way everything is going. My bride is pretty independent like that.
The undercounter opener and the lid opener are being ordered today. Will be good for both of us, as the arthritis won't be going away. We already have a one hand can opener.
This isn't the first time for a serious fall, as one happened about ten years ago, with even more damage to teeth, and multiple breaks and sprains. As I recall, even that didn't change our lives very much, but the full recovery was more like several months.
And so we're back to a quiet life... a little bit less out and about, but overall, very grateful that it isn't too serious. I've passed on your wishes for a good recovery and she asked me to thank you for your concern.
I'm kinda hoping that we won't forget about disabilities. As we get older, there are more people in our lives that have varying levels of disability, whether hearing, vision, or physically crippling problems that affect mobility and limit the full enjoyment of life. It's a reminder of things that can be done to get ahead of the game, by either buying a home that is adaptable for handicaps or modifying the existing home...
With the exception of a walk-in tub, our senior CCRC homes all have:
Single level with same-level garages
Wheelchair-wide door ways
Single levered faucets
Lever door handles throughout the home
Glide out under counter drawers throughout
Shower seats and safety handles
All room pull cord emergency alarms
Carpeting throughout except for baths and kitchen
Extra electrical outlets high on walls to eliminate bending over
No sill doorways
No steps anywhere in house
Extra overhead lights and ceiling fan switches from all room corners
Walk in closets
2 1/2 car garage with full wall shelving on one side to avoid house clutter
Any suggestions for more eldercare and handicap friendly ideas welcome.
Thanks again for your concern...