The other day I wrote about the practical challenges of going to the loo with my unpredictable mobility. There’s an additional factor I didn’t mention that makes this even harder at work: metal grab rails.
This might quite reasonably surprise you – grab rails are there to make things easier. But the metal grab rails at work have given me so many static shocks I’ve developed a fear of grabbing hold of them. The lingering fear of electrocution makes the process of using the loo even more challenging.
I try to make myself grab on, but it often takes me a few moments to build up the courage.