The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4081813
Posted By: Jon Freeman
03-Dec-20 - 04:22 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Our living room is sort of repurposed at the moment. It always has been divided into two areas with one half with the settee, comfortable chairs and the tv. The other half has become my living/sleeping area and accommodates a hospital bed.

As things stand, I think we will look to restoring things early in the new year. The bed was particularly useful to me as I found raising it helped me get out and lowering back in without assistance but I don’t need that now. I also think it’s been good for the community nurses changing my dressings but I’m healing up quite well and there is only a little left to be dressed.

The change back will involve a fair bit of organisation as my room has become a “dumping ground”. I’ll also have a bed and mattress to deal with. Not the hospital one. That is a NHS loan and someone should collect when I no longer need it. But in between mum and I discussing how we would organise my return and agreeing my room wasn’t the best situation and the hospital OTs deciding the best plan was to organise the hospital bed, I had ordered a new bed and mattress.

I’ll keep the new mattress and the council will dispose of my own mattress for a reasonable fee (which covers up to 4 items so we can get rid of a couple of other items too with that) but I’ll keep my old bed to which I fitted casters to raise the height and store more underneath a few years ago. I’ll treat it to new slats though (and see them on sale at Amazon) as a couple of them are warped.

That will leave me with a brand new (self assembly) single bed in its box in my shed. I’ll try to find out if anyone wants it on a free but collect basis.

Thinking tables btw. I love the old one in the living room. It's a simple country/rural made oak job that I think saw service with my mum's grandmother.