Sunday, June 06, 2010
Seems the bad weather has come here too, was briefly bright but cloudier this morning, then the clouds got even thicker, until they turned into one massive dense grey lid over the city.
At first this made it very muggy until the wind got right up, all the orange bunting put up for the World Cup was blowing around like crazy.
And then it started to rain, the temperature is half what it was yesterday, today it is around 15 degrees, yesterday it was 30 degrees.
One good thing is that today my hands were functioning better; yesterday I could hardly manoeuvre the wheelchair as my fingers would not straighten out.
Getting into the front room was a hell of alot of work for me, made me feel quite demoralised for awhile, until I figured out it was the hot weather.
Today I got woken by my arms clamping tightly together, drifted back to sleep again only to be woken up by a huge leg spasm.
When Richie started to do my leg exercises he discovered the catheter had leaked, first he thought it had come out but that seemed not to be the case.
Seems to have been a blockage in the tube which may have caused the leakage, wonder if that triggered the spasm and or did the catheter popping out slightly cause the spasm.
I know that this means that I need to see our doctor and get her to organise a polyclinic operation for me to have a supra-pubic catheter put in.
This was something that I wanted to have done right away but my doctor advised me first to wait and later came back and said yes do it.
By that time I had heard a few more details about the supra pubic catheter that I did not like and that worried me
Such as the twice monthly changes being unpleasant, that the supra-pubic caused a lot of blood clots more than the ordinary catheter did.
Heard too that people had a lot more UTI’s, urinary infections with the supra-pubic catheter, this really put me off.
Now it really does seem that the time has come to make the switch, as the ordinary catheter is no longer reliable.
The occasional accident is no problem but now it does happen more often, which gives Richie more work and he already has more than enough to do.
Apart from the extra work it also adds to the stress for us both, not pleasant lying here wondering if the catheter is working alright.
This morning was not our favourite way to wake up, had looked forward to a relaxed start to Sunday.
Richie is very good and always helps me to stay calm and relaxed, his attitude is shit happens and we deal with it and there is no need for me to apologise.
It is not in my control, it just happens, does me good that my darling is relaxed about it and once it is sorted we can get on with life.