Two years ago, mum suffered a serious infection
which lead to the amputation of her right leg, above the knee. When she finally
came home after spending five months in hospital she was extremely weak and
could not leave her bed without the use of a hoist, or change her position
within it without the use of a slide sheet.
We were desperate for help and rang the Nuffield
Hospital, who recommended Therapy Matters.
We are delighted that they did so.
From the moment Therapy Matters physiotherapists
entered our home they have been a source of hope and encouragement. Thanks to
their skill and patience and mum’s determination and courage, there has been a
steady improvement in her condition.
Mum can now get out of bed without even needing
a transfer board, she can stand easily and can transfer into her shower chair,
and so can finally enjoy using her new wet room.
We are delighted that mum is now stronger and
confident enough to transfer from her wheelchair into the front passenger seat
of our car, and she has recently enjoyed lovely drives in the autumn
countryside and trips to the shops.
With the help of Therapy Matters we are looking
forward to further improvements in the quality of her life.