Beware the kitchen! You will be tired and emotional so try to delegate as many chores as possible. From slicing fingers while carving the Christmas turkey to the dreaded oil splash and boiling water injuries the kitchen is a dangerous place at Christmas time.
Spills on the floor can lead to accident and slipping over so clean up as you go. Don’t overstock cupboards or the fridge as heavy objects may fall out onto your feet. Ouch! Using a stool to reach higher spaces can lead to falls. Always use a stepladder to reach things up high, no chairs or other unstable surfaces. Use oven gloves to remove food from the oven and give dishes time to cool before touching them especially if you suffer from Peripheral Neuropathy. It’s important that you’re careful not to burn yourself. Check for opened cans that have sharp lid edges that can cut.
Just standing for hours preparing and cooking can cause pain, especially to your back and legs. so take time out, you don’t have to be in control.
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