Having no control proves often difficult and sometimes a barrier. Rule #1 is do not get up without help and use your call button for help. Fine and dandy rule to have protects us from falling and them of liabilities if we do fall.
I returned from breakfast. Was given my meds and was relaxing in the recliner debating if I should nap. When my stomach took a roll, so I took a sip of water and some deep breaths. My tummy did another couple rolls, I am thinking uh oh. So I like a good girl push the button, praying for a quick answer. There was no quick answer. The wheel chair was across the room and my cane on the other side of the bed, so I could not even cheat and get up myself. After fighting the stomach roll and impending upflow , I had no choice and I vomited. I had to wait another 5 minutes until someone could come in. She was not my tech, as this gal walks in and looks at me ( it was not a pretty sight) she asks me, “what the matter, hon.”. Really, like she couldn’t tell. Wanted to dsy..here’s your sign. I was nice and said, “I vomited all over myself and my chair. Can I please get cleaned up?”
So in humiliation I transferred to my wheelchair and took s shower. Nice way to begin the morning..Lol.