Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Still Very Optimistic About Life.


Wheelchair Adaptation.

An interesting article on pain relief through cannabis.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/up-in-smoke-cannabis-gave-me-my-life-back-2041640.html

Slept surprisingly well last night, much better than I had expected seeing as Sunday night was such a very bad night.

It was almost as if all my worries had been reviewed many times over and from many angles on Sunday to Monday that I did not have to do it again.

Perhaps I am also being practical as I realise that I can do nothing but keep optimistic and hope healing happens quickly and well.

As it is August now the chances of getting healed and back outside are pretty slim nevertheless I still hope it happens.

Ever the optimist glad that I am an optimistic person, think if I were not like that my life would be worse.

Tomorrow Ton Peeks will be here at 11.30, glad he will come round but also sad as we said goodbye last week we thought for at least a few months not one week.

I am well aware that once you have a pressure sore the skin becomes very fragile indeed; my sore in 2008 was very deep so took ages to heal.

Took from 21 August 2008 to 6 October 2009 for it to heal, I got the adapted seat end of November and sat until 14 January.

When a new cushion on the shower chair caused bad friction which removed the skin this healed end of April when I had my first trip outside, it was 25 to 26 degrees lovely and warm.

The next setback was 16 May when I sat briefly on the catheter tube this healed in two weeks.

The next time was 18 July and it healed on 25 July and Ton confirmed this on the 28 July and the latest was this Sunday just gone the 1 August.

20 day before it is two years that I have been confined to bed, pressure sores are terrible and something that everybody needs to be vigilant to stop getting it.

Once you have had it the skin is fragile and it can and will keep happening, basically I will need special care from Richie to keep me healthy and stop the wound becoming infected.

Heard that it was an infection of his pressure sores that killed the actor Christopher Reeve,
Richie is doing all he scan to prevent infections.

I have a healthy diet of lots of fresh vegetables, fruit, and oily fish: herrings, mackerel, anchovy etc and the occasional chicken curry.

Plus laughter and exercises all of which plus all the tender love from my darling Richie helps me to live and live well despite being in bed.

I am still very optimistic about life.

6 comments:

Stephany said...

Herrad,

I admire your optimism, and hope for the best and quickest healing too.

HUGS

Have Myelin? said...

I love the smiles you spread throughout the internet.

Herrad said...

Hi Stephany,
Thanks, I hope it heals quick too.
Hugs back to you..

Hi Sherry,
Thanks for your sweet comment.

Thanks you two for coming by and leaving your kind comments.
Really good to see them they gave me a huge boost.
big hugs.
Love,
Herrad

JC said...

Hope things go the way you want ...
(I've been busy so I haven't been commenting like I usually do)

Webster said...

The strength of your love for each other comes shining through.

Herrad said...

Hi JC,
Really hope so too and maybe it will.
Thanks for you visit despite being so usy, really appreciate that.


Hi Webster,
Thanks for your lovely comment.

Thanks both of you lovely friends for coming by especially on such a grey and wet day.
Love and hugs,
Herrad