Six days after the operation it was time to embark on something I’ve taken for granted the rest of my life – a shower. Thankfully we have a walk in shower so there was no climbing over the bath to overcome but it was still a significant undertaking. My wife purchased a cheap garden chair from Argos so I could sit down in the shower and the dressing is waterproof so it was a case of shuffling into the shower and removing the brace before turning the water on. After 6 days the shower was far overdue and despite taking a ridiculous amount of time it wasn’t too bad. Like being escorted to the toilet, having to be helped when you wash yourself makes you feel very very old…..