#131b

For the second time in less than a month John has been banished to the bathroom. I wheeled him in there yesterday, then removed the battery from his chair and tied the hand brake down with a string of old shoe laces. I gave him a bar of brown medicinal soap, a scrubbing brush, a flannel, and a towel.

“Scrub your own shit!” was all I said as I pulled the door closed on his stench.

As of this evening he has stubbornly refused to rise and take care of himself. The only thing he has done is call out, “I've done it again!” (twice).

Of course, John's BM (big mistake/moment) was no such thing. It was a calculated act of self-debasement done for two very specific reasons:

1)to try and convince me that he is indeed really paralysed. That the last two weeks of unassisted toilet breaks were not as straightforward and simple as I may have imagined.
2)to once again have me at his whim and mercy; to force me into carrying out the lowest, most degrading tasks possible.

But, this time I will not capitulate to John's demands. That would just be too costly... The repercussions too terrifying. It would once again mean: bed baths, around the clock toilet care, foot massages, snipping toenails, shaving arse hair, placing everything within arms reach, leaving the top latch off the front door... Oh no! That would be the equivalent of me delivering My Man - scrubbed, groomed and powdered - to Brian! There's no way I'm going to do that - not again. It's quite enough feeding one dog.

2 comments:

  1. DEAR, WHERE ARE YOU? IT SEEMS YOU'RE TURNIN INTO SOME KIND OF RECLUSE. TO SPEAK WITH YOU NOW I HAVE TO COME HERE, WHICH IS LIKE SPENDING A PENNY IN A FILTHY PUBLIC TOILET. ITS YOUR BIRTHDAY IN THREE WEEKS... I'M THINKING OF BOOKING YOU A PARTY IN MCDONALDS? ALL YOUR FRIENDS CAN COME;HOW DOES THAT GRAB YOU?

    OH, AND IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT PUTTING SOME NICE FAMILY PICS UP ON FACBOOK, THERES A GORGEOUS ONE OF ME AND YOUR FATHER THAT I'LL MAIL YOU.

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  2. Spencer, if yew put a foto off me up on FB their'll bee hell two pay! okay?

    Oh, and fucking let John out! Its knot write yew keeping sumwon locked inn like that. The man is paralies'd... It's abduckshone!

    Queer!

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