Sunday, December 13, 2009
Change in Routine.
Paul Eugène Henri Gauguin.
Spending time right now making the switch to thinking of me in the wheelchair and not only in bed.
Realised that getting used to sitting once more, meant not just a change in routine but more importantly, a change in my thinking.
Since 21 August last year (2008) we have fine tuned our daily routing, now all that has changed but as with most routines they become habits.
Habits are not easy to change, well not right away.
We need to take the time to change and adapt to the new situation, and to enjoy it.
I need to alternate sitting up in the wheelchair with sitting up in bed, but have to remember that sitting is my big priority now.
Also need to remember that I change my position in the wheelchair regularly, every hour I need to tilt backwards for 10 minutes to take the pressure off.
Gradually day by day how I feel about the new routine is changing; I am starting to no longer see myself as being exclusively in bed.
I am taking it one step at a time and one day at a time, that is the best plan for me, starting to see my world widening will give me the impetus that I need to proceed.
Notice that I am not worried about going out, certainly not now I can see that there is more for me than just this room, nice as it is.
Richie has made the bedroom a very pleasant place to be but I want to move out of here now I and live in the rest of the apartment too.
I have made the best of my situation over the last 14 months, have learned to live in the here and now and enjoy everything that I could.
Looking forward to spring and spending time on the balcony chatting to our neighbours, but right now I am looking forward to spending more time in the front room with my darling Richie.