So remember that time
I had been iffy on the tub ever since
You see I stopped being able to take a bath
For one thing, I could no longer fit
You might get in but then the water pools up in front
As there is not enough space for it to fill up the tub
Because YOU fill up the tub
On your own
So there is no room for the water
You can pop yourself up and try and let the water pass through
But in the end it’s a losing battle
That’s really the least of the problems though
Because getting OUT of the tub again is where the real fun comes in
And I know I’m not alone
Since I wrote my tub horror story over a year ago
I’ve had dozens of emails from others who got stuck in the tub
Some were far more horrifying than mine
And I feel just really so bad for the people who were unable to get out on their own
I was spared the humiliation of the fire department coming
But not everyone has been
It takes STRENGTH to get out of a tub
You don’t really realize it until you feel like a tub of jello
With no muscles
This is where lifting weights and strength training
Becomes REAL LIFE applicable
Today I redeemed myself in the tub
I got in with no issues
Just stepped right in and sat down
The water flowed around me with no problems at all
I laid back and I even turned the water off
With my TOE!!!!
You know how you can reach down with your leg and turn it off that way??
That is if you have the calf muscle strength to lift your leg up
To lift the weight of your own leg!
And now I do!!!
I relaxed without fear
Knowing this time I would be able to get out
There is no relaxing bath time when you dread the possibility
Of not being able to get out again
But today I just enjoyed my bath
I even put my head under water and washed my hair
I had room to swish about!
I felt like a kid again!!!
When I drained the tub
I bent my knees toward me
And I stood up!!!
JUST LIKE THAT
Because now I can
I have arm strength
And I can take a bath
ANY TIME I DARN WELL PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bath tub…..you have not defeated me this time!!
Now you are MINE
I am the boss
I decide when I get in and when I get out
You are not my master
You won’t mock me from the hallway
Calling to me
Holly…wouldn’t you loooove to take a bath??
Oh that’s right….you CAN’T!
Nope not anymore Mr. Tub
I didn’t have to hurl myself out of the tub
I just stepped out with dignity
I fought the tub once and the tub won
But I came back to redeem myself
And this time
I won the championship!!!!!