Friday, July 23, 2010

Not A Bad Night.



Bolivian Art.

Not a bad night slept until early morning, when I woke up suddenly feeling all the pain again, as soon as I was conscious called out to Richie for some THC.

It worked well and I drifted back off to sleep again waking 3 hours later feeling better for the extra sleep.

Immediately felt all my pain again so Richie got me THC after two lots of THC vapour the pain started to recede into the background.

My pain is not gone, just manageable, the THC helps me to relax, these days I no longer get high like I used to, seems the THC just goes to alleviating my pain.

Yesterday there had not been enough time after my shower to do my leg exercises before my physiotherapist got here so Richie put me back to bed.

After the session noticed my legs were going mad, one horrible spasm after the other with hardly a let up, wondered if it was the effects of the hot sticky weather.

Later on Richie hoisted me into the shower chair and placed me in front of the Motomed, strapped my legs in and I did 40 minutes of leg exercises.

Four lots of 10 minutes after that got put back to bed and did not have other leg spasms, which was good.

Had got quite concerned as my spasms were very powerful, banging against the table over my bed and making my laptop move.

Every spasm got me holding onto the laptop scared it would fall off the table, really glad the Motomed stopped them.

Glad we got the Motomed it is invaluable for me, it was quite expensive but well worth every penny as I use it every day.

Wonder what today will be like hope pleasant despite feeling very floppy and having limited hand function.

Oh well could be worse, glad it is not, yesterday clarified for me once again, that living in the moment was the best way for me.

Have now totally stopped predicting and worrying about what if, doing this makes life much easier and more pleasant for my darling Richie and I.

14 comments:

Amrita said...

Sorry about the pain and leg spasms Herrad. Hope the worst is over and you are feeling better. Wish I could do something to relieve your pain.

Herrad said...

Hi Amrita,
Thanks for your visit and sweet comment,now that I have done my leg exercises my legs feel better.
Hope you are doing well and have a pleasant weekend.
Love,
Herrad

Stephany said...

Hi Herrad,

I hope the weekend is a pleasant one for you, a little less pain, lots of good rest too.

HUGS

Herrad said...

Hi Stephany,
Lovely to see your comment, I am feeling better now after doing my leg exercises on the motomed.
I intend to enjoy this evening hope you have a pleasant afternoon and evening.
Love,
Herrad
ps its rush hour on the bird feeder right now one parkiet after another.

Stephany said...

I'd love to see the bird feeder!

I am sending you some sunshine!

http://bipolarsoupkitchen-stephany.blogspot.com/2010/07/giving-herrad-sunshine.html

Have Myelin? said...

I love that comment, 'rush hour on the bird feeder right now' lol. Reason is right now there's a field of crows outside and it looks like grand central station and they're all trying to catch the same train. LOL.

Hope your spasms improve. I know they HURT.

Herrad said...

Hi Stephany,
The sight of all the parakeets jostling for their turn on the bird feeder was comical.

Hi Sherry,
Would have loved to have seen the field of crows too wonder why they were there.
After I use the Motomed my leg spasms stop which is great.

Thanks both of you sweet friends for coming by good to see your comments.
Have a pleasant weekend.
Love,
Herrad

Bibliotekaren said...

Herrad,

Your leg spasms sound really wild. I'll have to modify what I refer to as a leg spasm! Am glad you received some relief. It sounds like there's been no let up for you for quite a while. Am wishing you a good weekend with something inspiring or heartwarming coming your way.

Take good care,
Donna

Herrad said...

Hi Donnah,
Thantkjs for your visit and comment, lots of pain again today but the sun is shining and am enjoying music and the moment.
Have a pleasant day.
Love,
Herrad

Webster said...

Oh Herrad, those spasms sound wicked! I'm glad that your moto-med exercises helped.

What exercises did your physiotherapist do with you? I wonder if there was any connection.

What kind of seat do you sit on in the bathroom? Is it comfortable to do your exercises in there? Will you be able to sit in your W/C and use the Moto-med while there?

How is your skin healing in this sticky weather?

Lots of questions, Huh?
Have a good day.

Webster said...

Oh, and thanks for the card. Very pretty! I like it a lot.
With Love,

Herrad said...

Hi Webster,
The Motomed is brilliant really helps me.
We only did arm exercises, think not using the Motomed until the evening did it.
I sit in the shower chair, because where my wound is does not get sat on in the shower chair that bit is open.
Sorry to confuse you but I do not stay in the bathroom Richie wheels me into the front room to do the exercises.
Think my skin is doing well, not so sticky the last two days.
The heat has got much less think it was 24 to 26 c and no more.
Have no problems with your question.
Glad you liked the card.
Love,
Herrad

Erika C. said...

Sending love, Herrad! Hope things start to get better for you.

I will add you to my prayer list.

love,
Erika

Herrad said...

Hi Erika,
Lovely to see your comment thanks for coming by.
Love,
Herrad