Thursday, January 14, 2010
Bright And Extremely Cold.
Ton, from the Rehabilitation Clinic , came by yesterday to see if the small patch had healed over, as soon as he walked in I burst into tears.
Had not realised until that moment quite how tense I had been, especially as Richie had made no comment, which had led me to believe it had got worse.
So it was a big relief when Ton, looked and pronounced that it was half the size it had been last week.
What a relief and that made me sob some more but eventually I stopped as the happy news percolated through into my brain.
It has been a tremendous blow to have to stop sitting until the skin has healed again.
Have noticed that my muscles in my torso really need the support of the adapted chair even if it is only for 60 minutes a day.
That is time out of bed which is good for the muscles otherwise they get even weaker.
Right now because I can not sit in the wheelchair, I have to do my exercises at the Motomed in the shower chai, which gives me no support at all.
The other day it felt like I was building up my lower arm muscles because I had to use my lower arm to keep me upright in the shower chair.
At the end of the session I felt like I had been weight training, my arms felt all pumped up and I was exhausted.
Today has been a busy afternoon first a social call from Anne with rolls filled with tasty Dutch prawns.
We drunk some very refreshing and delicious black cherry juice and chatted, it was a good visit, sadly Mathilda, my physiotherapist fell on the ice and broke her wrist, so she won’t be here today.
Got a sad voicemail message that she had been to the hospital for treatment and would see me next Monday.
And my final appointment was my wonderful ergotherapist Ludwine, who brought her colleague Johanneke over to introduce her to me.
She seemed a very nice pleasant person, very alert and on the ball, think she will be a good supportive person to work with.
Look forward to discussing possibilities that can improve my life with her in the near future.
Seems the snow and ice could be gone soon, hope so, I am looking forward to this month of snow and ice being over soon.
Today is a good day; I am enjoying the late afternoon and early evening very much.