Friday, July 30, 2010
Encouragment And Support..
Relaxed day today which was very pleasant, the sun was shining and the sky was blue when Richie opened the curtains this morning.
It has been like that all day which has been very pleasant indeed, it makes a nice change from the thick cloud cover we have had every day for the last couple of weeks.
So today has been good especially as I wanted to go outside and was hoping the weather would cooperate.
It did so we went round the block at 16.00 after my appointment with Johanneke, my occupational therapist, who came by to check whether the arm rest were at the right height.
Glad she came by as my arm rests needed to be adjusted by an important quarter of an inch, the effect was good; suddenly I was sitting even better.
Good job Johanneke came round and checked to see whether the arm rests were adequately adjusted.
When we went outside I could feel the benefits of my arms being well supported no longer need to hold my arms up, which was very tiring and made even a short journey painful.
At first I hated the cool breeze if I had been alone I would have abandoned the idea and come straight back inside.
Luckily Richie would not hear of it and persuaded me to roll up the Jacob van Lennepkade; we paused in the sun at the corner with the Kostverlorenkade.
The sun was gorgeous really enjoyed sitting there for a short time before we proceeded up the Kosterlorenkade to the dog toilet.
Both dogs were extremely excited to be out and about with me again, they could hardly contain themselves.
While Richie took the dogs to their toilet I sat in the sunshine which was so nice for me after so long in bed.
After we came back up the Jacob van Lennepstraat we went back inside, the whole journey took us just over 40 minutes.
When we were about to go out I said it was too late for the market nearly said that I would not bother at all today, then agreed to Richie’s suggestion to go around the block with the dogs.
Outside the combination of shade and wind was not so pleasant for me plus the feeling of almost panicking at being outside was briefly too much for me.
Guess feeling worried and getting panicked are all part of getting used to going out after so long, it is two years ago on 21 August 2008 that Ton Peeks told Richie and I, that I had to stay in bed until the pressure sore had healed up.
Glad that I did go out and glad Richie was there to support and encourage me as I could not have done it without him.