Friday, July 16, 2010
Richie was just drying me after a very pleasant shower when he made a shocking discovery that the skin was coming off the spot where the wound had been.
We are both devestated by this, one minute we were happily discussing what I wanted to put on for Marianne's visit and the next Richie was getting his glasses to examine me more closely.
When he said he needed his glasses my heart sank into my shoes, I became really worried and was dreading what he would see.
When he said that the skin was coming off I started to cry as it was even worse than I had thought it would be.
I thought he was going to look more closely at the catheter as he had discovered a problem or he had noticed that I was getting patches of yeast infection due to the sticky heat.
Anything but this, no not this again but I guess this will keep happening as the spot where the pressure sore wound was will always be extremely sensitive.
And there will never be any guarantees that it will not happen again as it obviously will, guess the only conclusion from this is that I can not take anything for granted.
Seems that I did, but I am not going to give myself a hard time about this and demoralise myself just when I am so vulnerable right now.
The only thing I can do; is that I will definitely take every opportunity once it is healed to sit and roll around as soon as I can.
To not do so especially as it is the third time now that I have had to suspend sitting in my wheelchair.
What is more worrying this time is that there is no immediate really obvious reason for the skin coming off.
Previously Richie could identify the cause right away which was somehow reassuring, this time we do not have a clue.
Which is worrying for us both especially for Richie, hope we can work out what happened so we can be vigilant and prevent it happening again?
Hope that it heals up very soon and does not escalate any further and that Ton can come round on Monday to give us his advice how to proceed.
Writing the blog has helped me a lot, can feel my spirits lifting once more, it’s good to put it into words.