So last Friday it was my first full day at university. The night before didn’t go to plan what with no phone signal and having a small bladder spasm but, I survived.
I had breakfast, put on some makeup and went to explore the freshers marquee and explore the campus a bit more.
It may have been cold and grey but to me the day was hopeful. It was lovely to see the campus blooming with its vibrant inhabitants.
I bought my freshers ticket, intending to make the most of every second on having fun. I joined tonnes of campus programs including the disabled Student’s Union, the sustainability project and volunteering with the elderly. The theme of the tent was a spring picnic but, I couldn’t help wondering if they were trying to copy Bake Off…
I went back to my room after having lunch with some student nurses and after a dodgey lunch the day before and needed the loo, transferring myself and requiring help to get back in my chair, the university decided I’m unsafe to live on my own and require 24/7 care when, in actual fact I have three calls a day and my family wouldn’t have encouraged me to live at uni if I wasn’t safe.
Going behind my back, they rang my mother and told her I had to get off campus. So I’ve spent freshers week at home…
We had a meeting with the university and they tried to say there is a risk to other students that I need the loo. I know to ring my nine emergency numbers or the district nurses, it’s not as if I’m going to announce in a lecture; ‘Hello! I need to deficate! Would someone help me?!’ They were just making excuses.
Anyway long story short, they are letting me back on campus Monday and giving a two week review as to wether they think the care package is sufficient(!)
They even had the cheek to ask me to defer! I know that I would harm myself if I had to spend another year at home.
I’m just glad I’m back for lectures! Just gutted I’ve missed freshers and bonding with my flatmates!
Let’s hope the care plan gets the big wigs approval today… fingers crossed! Stay tuned for an update!