My mother began have seizures on Sunday the 15th of March and was rushed to the hospital; she was discharged home on the 17th. Before this happened my mother could go to the bathroom with just a little assistance, but her nurse suggested that I buy a bedside commode, which I did, because her walking is very unsteady right now. The only problem is she refuses to use it. I got her to sit on it a couple of times, but she complained that she "couldn't fit" although she seemed to fit fine to me. A couple of times I've caught her trying to walk to the bathroom - against my better judgement I let her proceed, staying close behind her, but once she got to the bathroom door she tried to get her walker through the narrow entrance and, of course, couldn't. I tried to help her grasp on to the bars by the toilet, but she gave up, went back to bed and I thanked God that she didn't fall. Upon returning to bed I asked her if she wanted to use the commode and her reply was a firm "NO." She's gone a few times in her Depends now and I've cleaned her up - but her hatred of the commode is so great that I finally had to move it and get it out of her line of sight - she kept saying "Take that away! Take that away!" Has anyone else ever had this problem? Any ideas how I could make her accept and use the commode? Thank you.