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An Unexpected Payoff

October 14th 2013 12:00 am
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My younger human has used a walker since 2010 when she was between wheelchairs and needed a way to get around her room until she could get another wheelchair to go out in and do things inside where she needed her hands free, such as cooking and doing dishes. She has mostly used it several times a day in her room for going from the bed to the bathroom and back, or from her wheelchair to the bathroom and back, or from the bed to the wheelchair and back. My older human has lost weight by walking since he doesn't drive, though he uses the bus and train for destinations outside walking distance. He's been insisting that it's done my younger human good to use the walker in her room as a way to at least keep active. The care facility she goes to says it has made her stronger, since she used the walker to go to the bathroom and back instead of using the bedpan like she did part of the first time she stayed there. The biggest surprise is that she's down to 261 (according to the hospital bed scale), though at one point she was 289.1 owing to the distress caused by gaining fifteen pounds in six months due to a manager with no sense of people (I was distressed too by not being able to scratch boxes for seven months). So it seems that using the walker has given an unexpected payoff, despite only being used indoors. Now if the payoff could translate into a monetary type, we could get out of the bank and go to the credit union. My people can hardly wait for that. Would my younger human be worth her weight in gold then?

 
 

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Purred by: Athena (Catster Member)

October 14th 2013 at 9:38 am

Walking is good fur humans, Bitu, so encourage your younger human to keep using the walker! I always encourage my humans to go outside and walk around the garden. It's good fur them, and as long as they stay where I can see them from indoors, it doesn't make me unduly anxious to have them outside. . . .


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