Saturday, August 21, 2010
Celebrate Sitting Again.
Here it is the 21 August; it is two years ago that I had to stay in bed because of a huge pressure sore.
It is hard for me to not feel deprived of two years of my life, two years that could have been different.
If only my electric wheelchair had been the right size for me, I told the burocrats but they would not listen.
When I tried to get something done to improve how I was sitting I was told that I should give the chair abit of time.
Well I did and look what happened within two months had the first little pressure sore that healed quickly.
Only for it to happen again three times one after the other, action was still not taken even when in June 2008 the Rehabilitation Clinic told them urgent action was needed.
They finally got moving end of July beginning of August but by then it was too late as the pressure sore was too deep.
And I had to stay in bed 24/7 until end of November 2009 when the wheelchair seat and back had been adapted.
I sat briefly until beginning of January when a new cushion for the shower chair caused friction which removed the skin over the healed up wound.
This took three months to heal; those three months caused a lot of additional damage to my torso muscles.
It has also increased my spinal problems because my muscles are no longer working well enough to counteract.
Now I am very crooked indeed all thanks to the inaction of the burocrats whose job it is to ensure the welfare of handicapped people.
Oh well enough of that today I am going to celebrate sitting again on the second anniversary.