Sunday, January 31, 2010
Tea And Thc.
Last night, Richie made me some new sleepy tea he had found at the Persian shop on the Kinkerstraat, it seemed to really do the trick.
Together with some THC it made me extremely sleepy and I was fast asleep as soon as Richie had switched the light off last night.
During the night I disturbed several times, felt quite warm, and woke up this morning feeling very uncomfortable.
My arms were outside the duvet so covered myself and tried to sleep on, got very warm and had to uncover myself again and again.
My moaning made Richie get up and come over, he asked me how I was and checked my catheter bag which he found was alarmingly empty
I panicked for a moment when I thought that Richie could not unblock the tube and then thought he said the catheter had popped out.
Because I had felt moisture I thought the little bag of saline water that is used to flush through the catheter had burst.
Right away I worried that all this would require that I be hoisted out of bed immediately.
Instead things seemed to be better than I had thought, the catheter was still in place and the tube blockage was resolved and urine was filling the bag.
What a relief for me, it was really good that the problem was over so quickly; Richie immediately did my leg exercises and got me my baclofen tablets.
So after an initial bad moment was over, I realised that the tea and THC combination had been instrumental in my being able to sleep.
Glad I had such a peaceful night, if it had not been for the tea and THC, I would have been moaning all night.
It is good that Richie can sort out these problems; otherwise we would have had to call the out of hour’s medical team.
We had to do this several times in the past and three times we had doctors here who were not sure how to place a catheter.
Glad I managed to stay calm on each occasion, recall thinking that shouting would just make me feel worse, rather than better.
These days my aim is to do everything I can to make me feel better,