Monday, July 27, 2009
Woke up slowly today which was nice, mind you had quite a disturbed night, and woke up in the small hours convinced that there was a mozzie under the mosquito net with me.
Not a pleasant discovery to make, in a half awake state, am afraid I shouted something like ''OH NO MOSQUITO!!!
Richie came over right away and had a look but could not see anything, after he checked and found nothing he went back to his bed.
I was reassured on the one hand but on the other not as I contemplated being woken up again by being bitten.
In the event nothing happened until a huge spasm shook me awake at 7 am, Richie got me some THC vapour and I went back to sleep for 2 1/2 hours until 9.30 am.
When Richie got me some more THC vapour and I could get my arms to stretch out and move.
After doing the exercises, Richie did my leg exercises and leg massage which went well without too many spasms and kicking of my feet.
Realised we were a little bit tense as today is the evaluation of how I sit in the chair and my posture in the chair.
Richie put the chair on to charge last night when he went to check on it at 11 am he discovered that the charger was not working.
This meant that the appointment with Ludwine, the ergotherapist and Jenny the wheelchair technician from the RCA, Rehabilitation Centre Amsterdam would not be able to go ahead today.
We need the chair to function, as the chair has to be able to recline.
Bit of a panic at first but we may have got a solution for today, Richie tried a charger from another piece of equipment and that seems to be working ok.
We are hoping that it will be charged enough so that the evaluation can proceed today.
Spoke to Ludwine and we agreed that Richie will test the chair out at 2.30 and let her know the result, if it works Ludwine and Jenny will be here at 3 pm.
Hope it works and the appointment can go ahead which would be brilliant as really need to get the wheelchair adapted as soon as possible.
The only low moment was having to phone the suppliers of the wheelchair, Welzorg, got some poor employee on their Helpdesk, by the sound of the poor man he needed help more than I did.
Having worked at a few Helpdesks I recognized his tone of voice which could not quite conceal his desperation.
I had to repeat my details 4 times, post code and date of birth, finally he found my record, but did not seem to know which product I had.
His pc seemed to crash or maybe it was just very slow like the man, whatever it took over 10 minutes to make an appointment to get a new charger.
This should happen this Thursday, so much for their emergency response department.
This does not give a good reassuring feeling to find out that they can’t provide a new charger quicker.
Hope they would respond quicker if I had broken down on my way home would hate to have to wait for 3 days for help.
Has been a beautiful day until now, when I opened my eyes today it was too bright blue sky and hot sunshine.
Now the clouds have come overhead ands there is no blue sky to be seen, but it is still pretty warm so won’t ask Richie to turn the fan off just yet.
It is all happening here today going to relax after I post this until Mathilde my great physio gets here at 2 pm.
Hope it is a good Monday for us all.