Though I went to bed at 9:30, as has been my wont since the surgery, I did not sleep till after 1 am, and then only with melatonin which I took about a quarter after midnight. I got up, read a book, and then- the triumph!
I took a shower by myself, without falling or hurting or doing much at all. It was a long, slow shower, but I took it by myself.
I am, of course, now quite worn out. I have set myself up in the living room on my “throne” of a chair and a half with a step-stool under my feet. And my morning servant (youngest son) bringing me food, drink, and the all important medicines.