Saturday, September 12, 2009
Enjoying the sunshine and happy noises of little children playing outside.
Here it is the end of the afternoon, abit late taking my baclofen tablets but no worries as I took the first lot quite abit later this morning.
My darling is not feeling too well today, which is horrible for him, hope he feels better soon.
Despite feeling ill he will do and has already done so much for me today and in awhile he will hoist me ou of bed and shower me.
Never thought before I was handicapped that taking a shower would be so complicated and take so long.
It takes about two hours to hoist me using the electric hoist, takes 15 to 20 minutes and another 5 to 10 to get me organised and sitting well in the shower chair.
So by the time we get to the bathroom it is often 30 minutes later, because my body tempeature fluctuates widely, it is not a good idea to take off all the clothes at once.
Richie carefully removes my trousers so I can be positioned over the toilet, to have a bowel movement, afterwards Richie wraps up my legs and removes my top and wheels me to the shower area.
He carefully showers my torso and pays special attention to all the liitle folds and creases as there could be yeast infections.
If there are Richie applies the cream after I am dry, but first he gets the warmed up towels and carefully dries me and applies almond oil and anti yeast infection vcream if needed and dresses me in a new top.
Then Richie showers my bottom and legs and dries them carefully, he applies the ting dressing to the nearly healed wound and slips on a clean pair of loose pannts.
Afterwards he wheels me to the motomed and straps my feet and legs in to the machine and I start the machine which moves my legs, I do this for 30 minutes.
This together with my 30 minutes arm exercises evry morning plus the leg exercises and massages and twsice a week 30 minutes with the physical therapist is my weekly exercise routine.
Think that this has helped me quite abit, it certainly has given me good arm muscles.
Going to post this once I have found some pictures,I am enjoying the sunshine and happy noises of little children playing outside.
Have a good Saturday.