I really didn’t want to get up
Else Lauritzen, 78 years old. Staying at the Olive Garden care center in Kolding. Suffers from dementia. Is partially paralyzed after a stroke and has severe shoulder pain.
Else: This bed here? Ha, I guess it can be just as good crap as all other crap. I think Birthe is happier about it than I am.
Birthe: Oh well, you’re happy about it too. You sing when we lift your legs with the bed.
Else: Yes, it’s fun to get a ride. I’d like to get a real roller coaster ride up to the ceiling but you won’t let me have it!
Birthe: No, that’s not really possible. But another good thing about it is that your shoulder doesn’t hurt now. And it takes only one person to help you.
Else: Well, I cannot get into my head why there should be three persons to put me to bed. I am no fatter than other people.
Birthe: No, Else, but you were not exactly cooperative.
Else: Oh, that’s what you’re aiming at. That I remember. I really didn’t want to get up.
Birthe: And now you do. Which is why you can do with just one helper.
Else: Yes that is great! And if I could get rid of that last one also, it would just be nice. But I guess I wouldn’t get out of bed then, would I?