Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Handrails Are Too Skinny

Yesterday I went to the clinic for my weekly PICC line dressing change. The chemo room was busy as ever and the nurse said, “Could you come back in about 10 minutes and take your time?” I said, “No problem, I need to go downstairs to physiotherapy anyway.” I needed to return the borrowed lymphedema sleeve as I had purchased my own a week ago.

On my way back, I was getting a bit tired and decided to use the handrailing that was mounted on the wall. Well as I slide my hand along the railing ... wack ... my fingers hit the mounting brackets. The handrails are too skinny and my fingers hit the brackets. Normally, this would be no big deal but this was one of my chemo fingers where the nail bed is lifting. Ouch!! It’s a bit sore today ... thank goodness it didn’t rip off.

So to all you handrail engineer reading this blog ... handrails must be fat like on escalators and not skinny ... otherwise, you wack your fingers on the brackets when you slide your hand along the railing.

There I feel better.


Sherry said...

Good point Daria. And you would think, in a facility like this one, they would know that!! Hope your hand is better!

Sara Diana said...

Ouch Daria, I cringed on your behalf, that must have been so painful. It is these small details that make a huge difference to cancer patients, maybe you should put a complaint into the facility? Hope you get better soon.... I feel for you.

Sorry I havent been around much recently but this radiotherapy gig is knocking me for six! Will be over soon and I can get back into synch xx

WhiteStone said...

The guys who design these are, naturally, guys. One need say no more. LOL

Jill said...

I am glad you got that off your chest and feel better about it. Doesn't it feel good to voice our opinions sometimes if only on here, lol.I have gotten a lot better at it since cancer!