Thursday, July 09, 2009
Again it was nearly 2 am before Richie turned the light off and we went to sleep.
Woke up at 9 am and started my arm exercises at 9.30 am when Richie got up and after he had a coffee he did the leg exercises and the leg massage and then brought me THC and baclofen.
Had just finished my first 1/2 litre of water when the bell rang it was Anne a friend of ours dropping by to leave her spare key with us, a friend Darren is over from England and hopes to start work on Monday.
Had a good response from friends who I emailed to see if anyone was on holiday and he could stay in their apartment.
Had two offers, and one tel. nr from someone who wants to rent their place and another offer of a landlord's tel. number.
So seems he has somewhere for the first three weeks and he takes if from there.
Anne had only just gone by about 5 minutes when the bell rang and it turned out to be Ton, the wonderfully supportive nurse from the Rehabilitation Centre Amsterdam to inspect the sore.
He thinks it should not be too long now before it is totally closed over, he seemed quite happy with how it looked.
Again was getting very worked up about him coming around, I thought at 11.30 only for him to arrive at 11.15 instead.
Which was good as I was just starting to get stressed about another 15 minutes and then there he was.
Ton being early was actually a big relief also for Richie as he too was getting tense at the thought of Ton's visit.
As usual having Ton here was no problem and again it was a relief to hear his opinion about how things were going.
It is good for Richie to get his feedback and of course his support which has been invaluable for Richie all through this long process of looking after and keeping the sore clean and well bandaged.
Richie has had a hell of a strain on him now for nearly one year, it has been a huge task for him and at the beginning it must have been truly horrible for him.
He has been truly wonderful all through this long recovery and if fact I think that he has helped the wound recover so well because of his dedication.
Certainly could not have done this without him and his love and care.