Monday, October 27, 2008

Pressure sore.............



This nasty deep wound on my bottom is a pressure sore from sitting badly in the wheelchair.

Sadly easier to get than to get rid of, happens when balance and sensation do not work anymore.

In June a team from the Rehab. centre advised that alterations/adaptations be done as quick as possible to prevent pressure sores.

No immediate action happened as it was holiday time so had to wait til end of July/beginning of August.

I also applied for a constant airflow cushion you get them from Doove here in the Netherlands and Ease in the US.

First they denied their existence then they said they did not work and then I found out it was considered too expensive.

Money being more importent than any other comsideration.


So my wheelchair was not adapted in time to give me adequate support, it was obvious in March when I got the chair that I was not sitting good.

The result is the pressure sore that has kept me in bed since 21 August.

Hope that it heals well so that I can sit in a wheelchair again and get outside to visit friends and the market.


Well doing my best to stay positive and make the best of it.

2 comments:

Anne said...

please let me know what you want to do -- money or cushion?

I am available by email.

LISA EMRICH said...

yes, please let us know.