Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Enjoying the Sunshine.
It is Wednesday again and Ton Peeks from the RCA, the Amsterdam Rehabilitation Clinic was here at 12.30 to inspect my bottom.
Again everything looks good, Richie thinks the skin tear is smaller but Ton thinks not, for him the change is not enough to register.
We had quite a discussion about what it was that was stopping the healing process.
Richie explained that he had removed the new cushion from the shower chair last week, after our last appointment.
There seems to be less friction now without the cushion which makes it easier for clothes to be removed and put on.
Richie explained that taking the cushion away has made the whole process of transferring me from bed to shower chair much easier.
And once in the chair Richie can now remove my thermal leggings without causing friction because of the effect of the cushion.
We got the cushion at the end of December and had been just using it when the tiny tear occurred.
At first it made good progress and in the first two weeks healed to half the size and since then it is stagnating and there is no progress.
It looks good, there is no infection but also no progress, it is extremely frustrating especially now that it is slowly becoming spring.
Really had hoped to get outside for my birthday in two weeks time, it would be nice if when Ton visits again on the 17 and there was good news.
I put this aside to enjoy the spring sunshine which has gone now as clouds have drifted in and the sky is now very cloudy.
Briefly it looked lovely, even Spike seemed to enjoy the sunshine, Micky Dolenz from The Monkees was on Radio 5 which was rather nice.
A blast from the past, it was charming to hear him talk and to hear a couple of snatches of The Monkees music
Looking forward to the day being slightly longer as it does not get dark until 18.30 that is wonderful progress as spring becomes a reality for us all in the Northern Hemisphere.