Sunday, April 12, 2009
We were both woken up this morning just before 8 am by the horrible noise of hundreds of bottles as the glass container was emptied.
A lorry comes along and lifts out the container then hangs it over the lorry and presses a button and all the bottles come out at once
It was a horrible shock being woken up like that especially as it is Easter Sunday; I was deeply asleep so deep it took quite awhile before all the ms pains to kick in.
Never fell asleep again but did manage to doze a wee bit after awhile my arms went rigid the trick is to gauge the right moment and tentatively try and stretch my arms out.
That really hurt like hell this morning, I tried and succeeded in not shouting out with the pain of it, somehow did manage today.
Richie did the leg exercises and supplied me with THC, baclofen and chocolate drink and I was ready for the day.
Not too long after I started to do the arm exercises which are vital for keeping my arms functioning as well and as long as possible.
Am so glad that I can use the hands held mouse, do have the head mouse which is a mouse you operate with head movements.
Not so easy to do in bed plus feel that as long as I can use my hands a little bit that’s what I will use.
As soon as I can not I shall use the head mouse and the dragon voice recognition software.
Must find out about possibilities for software that will read text to me, can see that will be very handy as I am noticing that my eyesight is deteriorating.
At the moment I am doing some extra back and torso exercises to try and build up my back muscles prior to sitting up in the wheelchair again in May.
When Ton, the nurse from the RCA says it is ok I will start to0 sit in the wheelchair. This will have to b e built up gradually.
In the first instance for half an hour than recline in the chair and maybe try another half an hour abit later on.
And build it up slowly bit by bit so that after a wee while I can sit for a few hours then I can start to plan trips out.
Kind of feel that in the first instance sitting on the balcony will be good enough but can imagine that it won't be long before I want to go to the park and the market and visit the Basjoe, our favourite coffee shop.
Plans enough but first I plan to eat some Green and Black's Easter egg, it is delicious chocolate.
Have a great Easter Sunday as we welcome the spring and the start of the new season of growth.