Thursday, August 20, 2009
First Tomato and Good News.
Two good things happened yesterday, first Richie came in with our first tomato and let me eat it, it was delicious.
I had been trying since Monday, without success to get Ton, the nurse from the RCA on the phone, needed to know which day he was doing a house visit.
Then just as I thought Ton as not coming around , he turned up, which was good now neither of us had it hanging over us.
It was good that he came as there wa good news about the pressure wound, it is 2 mm, looks like a tiny cut.
Seems the end is really in sight, it is slower than we had hoped but it is happening and well as the tissue has built up nicely so the gap that was the wound has filled up well.
Ton was very pleased that the wound was looking so good and after chatting with us he left, promising to email me the precise date when he would visit again in two weeks time.
Brilliant news just what we need as tomorrow it is one year since I had to stay in bed 24/7.
Hate the thought of a whole year gone where I have not been able to go out, hate the restrictions.
Really hate it, but this year has also been good, I have met alot of good people via the Blog sphere.
My writing has improved and my arms have too because I exercise everyday and since this morning also use the weights that go around the wrists for added strength.
I feel better about myself, have had a year to look at my reactions to things and analyse my behaviour.
It has been a year of being very conscious of what I do have in my life, have become aware that despite the disability my life is good.
I have a great love with Richie, who is a sweetheart and looks after me so very well and brilliant supportive friends and two lovely dogs.
Glad I have been able to use the year well and realise and understand my situation much better.
Have learned to take things one step at a time, to stop second guessing, decided that I did not need to create stress.
Do not need to know everything that will ever be likely to happen, better to live for and in the moment and enjoy everything that I can enjoy.
Well in 15 minutes is our second appointment about the adaption’s to my electric wheelchair, we shall see what happens.
I am feeling quietly confident, can’t do more than that as it is a scorcher just as it was forecast.
They came before I could post, the meeting was very useful, the next appointment is with Summit, the company that makes made to measure seats and back rests.
So next week we will meet Elwin and we will find out more about how they make their product.
I am very excited about it now and have confidence that the wheelchair will be well adapted.
Have a good day, we are enjoying it very much.