Hi, As a few of you know i went for my appointment with the OT at the hospital today. Im now to attend each week, Im not sure exactly how long for.
Ive come away with new splints & next week she is making me up a moulded splint for my right hand/thumb. The new splint is softer than the last ones & the new moulded one is even softer.She hadnt got my size today or they would have made them up there & then.
She is ordering me a perching stool & kitchen aids,a Bed turning thinggy & anything that they cant supply she is giving me a catalogue for to order them myself.
She is arranging social services to help with bathing equipement & the downstairs toilet.
Then were looking at lever taps & other bits. To much to remember in one appointment as we covered so many things.
Sorry its all been a lot to take in & im so happy that ive been treated as a human being for a change.
The OT was thorough & so helpful, she checked to make sure that im receiving the right benefits & have a blue badge.
She also did a hand pressure test to see what my grip was like & its poor on both hands,right being worse than left.
Im also having an appointment for learning to pace myself & strengthening exercises for my hands/wrists..
In all a good day.
So if anyone is wondering if its worth seeing an OT then my answer is yes diffinately.
I explained that i wanted to stay as independant as possible & Get as much help as possible to acheive this & manage my conditions..
I hope anyone thats going for there appointment finds them as helpful as i did.