Friday, August 06, 2010
Great Sitting Again In My Wheelchair.
Hibiscus and Orchids in my bedroom.
Today Richie confirmed that the skin had healed so I wanted to sit immediately in my wheelchair.
Which I did for 40 wonderful minutes; while I did my leg exercises with the Motomed, it was great sitting in the wheelchair.
Much better than desperately trying to sit up in the shower chair, which causes enormous strain to my arms and shoulders and is very painful afterwards.
While I was doing my exercises we talked to our general practitioner, Doctor van Wijngaarden who popped by to see me.
She waved happily at me as she came down the road on her bicycle, and expressed her delight at seeing me out of bed for the first time since 2008..
She was very happy to see me sitting again, as she said she had been very concerned as to whether I would be able to sit again after such a long time lying down.
It was excellent being n the front room, it looks great now Richie has moved the table closer to the kitchen area.
It gives me more room to move, my Motomed is at the window by Marlene’s bed, she likes it too.
Great looking up both the roads and enjoying the new plants Richie bought yesterday on th e window ledges.
Brilliant that my skin has healed again so quick, just like Ton said, sadly I forgot to talk to Ton on Wednesday about the length of the time that I can sit.
Remembered this yesterday afternoon but only asked if I had to build up the sitting time again.
Ton mailed back yes and then must have gone home as I could not get him either by mail or on the phone to ask how long I could start sitting for.
It will be very tempting to go out tomorrow to the market especially if the weather is good but I will build up the time again.
Guess we will play it safe, feel abit disappointed that I can't go to the market this Saturday as I so want to go there as soon as I can.
Richie says that as I sat for 40 minutes with no sign of any problems that I could try double tomorrow or maybe even one hour and thirty minutes
And then if there is no signs of redness or damage gradually increase it so that I should be able to get there by Thursday next week.
I will check with Ton on Wednesday just to make sure, but think that seeing as I had recently built up my sitting time to four hours that this will be possible to achieve by next week.
Feeling very happy today now I have had forty minutes in my electric wheelchair.