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  • Farway
    Farway Posts: 13,186 Forumite
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    edited 29 January at 11:30AM
    BooJewels said:
    Thanks for the good wishes @blue.peter - I'm on the mend thanks - but it's an experience I really could have done without.   They've said I can get in the shower now, which is over the bath - but I just couldn't do it this morning - so that's annoyed me and needs a rethink.

    OT but when I struggled to use an over bath shower I eventually bit the bullet & had a walk in shower fitted, which was one of my better choices and a good use for some of the "just in case" savings
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  • BooJewels
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    Farway said:
    BooJewels said:
    Thanks for the good wishes @blue.peter - I'm on the mend thanks - but it's an experience I really could have done without.   They've said I can get in the shower now, which is over the bath - but I just couldn't do it this morning - so that's annoyed me and needs a rethink.

    OT but when I struggled to use an over bath shower I eventually bit the bullet & had a walk in shower fitted, which was one of my better choices and a good use for some of the "just in case" savings
    Actually, one of the things I fully intend to do, is have my very outdated bathroom totally re-fit.  I've procrastinated thus far, because I can't truly decide what I really want - I've changed my mind several times. I am quite open to a walk in shower, except that I like to soak my feet by putting the plug in as I rinse - the definition of a 'deep' shower tray is about an inch. Plus I like knowing that I have a large vessel if I need to soak or clean something.  I've looked at various half size baths or ones with integral seats, but nothing is quite right.  But this recent situation has caused me to rethink the whole thing.

    My immediate problem is fairly short term - but I have an idea to try today.  It would be easier if I had some sort of handle or fixed structure within the bath to haul myself in with - or at least steady myself on, but there's nothing, not even any handles on the bath itself, so I've nothing to hold whilst I get in.  My sister recently moved into a house with a very newly installed fully disabled wet room, with handles everywhere and a folding seat in the shower and was contemplating reworking some of it, but has actually got used to using the handles and after my situation, has definitely decided to leave it alone - as none of us are getting any younger.  At the moment I have shower envy.
  • blue.peter
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    @BooJewels Two suggestions:
    1. I'm sure that I've seen adverts for combined bath/walk-in showers - essentially, they appear to be baths with doors in the side. I hope that the doors have good seals!
    2. I wonder if it'd be worth having a chat with a specialist bathroom fitter? If you explain your needs (including expected future ones), they might have some useful ideas, possibly including suggestions of things that you might not already have thought about.
    And I apologise if I'm trying to teach my grandmother to suck eggs.

    This thread really has drifted a long way OT!
  • BooJewels
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    Sorry @blue.peter that's my fault.  

    Yes, you can get those baths you describe - I have considered them - but they're stupidly expensive.  It'd be significantly cheaper to have a walk in shower and buy a washing up bowl!

    I do intend to go with a specialist bathroom firm when the time comes, for that reason - they might even be able get things custom made.  But I've had such bad luck with tradesmen recently and being perpetually let down by them, that it's just put me off the entire process.  No one seems to want or need the work.
  • blue.peter
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    No apology needed; I don't see anything for which one is warranted.

    I just sort of vaguely recall having seen adverts for those baths, and definitely had no idea how expensive they are. That's unfortunate.
  • Katiehound
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    Wish my car insurance was as cheap as yours- but mine does include foreign cover (what used to be Green card) & top level of RAC cover (again includes Europe)- and yes, I use that cover.

    I was told car insurance isn't necessarily based on size of engine but on the model itself- ie how many claims have been made. My insurance has gone up by £100 when I have changed from a 16 year old car worth peanuts to a '21 model worth....a lot! so maybe I am getting a bargain!

    Last year I managed to get my house insurance with Saga cheaper (for better cover) than the renewal quote when I used Compare the Market
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  • Farway
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    Last year I managed to get my house insurance with Saga cheaper (for better cover) than the renewal quote when I used Compare the Market
    Which demonstrates how weird the insurance market is, my renewal from Saga in December was way up, normally it's been fine. The comparison sites had plenty of reasonable offers, so I changed provider.

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