Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Equinox

Today is the Spring Equinox and the days are getting longer and spring is really happening now.

This morning started very gently, the sun was shining and it was a very nice spring day.

Then I had a huge shock when Richie hoisted me out of bed and put me into the shower chair, as he had discovered blood in my catheter.

One of my nightmares is blood flowing in the catheter; luckily it turned out to be a blood clot which happens quite often with catheters and not flowing blood.

Still it gave me quite a turn and got me very upset, especially as it was so sunny and lovely.

It was the last thing on my mind, but then again why should it be on my mind especially on a day like today.

I guess that this is always in the back of my mind and how can it be otherwise with this nasty disease.

What I try to do is be aware without thinking about it all the time and letting it drive me mad with worry.

A difficult balancing act but one which I try to do everyday, most days I manage well and I did even today.









Rei said...

Happy Spring, Herrad! <3 I'm sorry to hear that you had a scare this morning, happy to hear that it was just a scare and nothing more serious! Have a lovely Tuesday, Herrad! <3 <3 <3


Webster said...

Yeah, I get those too, and it can be quite annoying. But, all in all, how do you like the SP catheter? It's more comfortable don't you think?

Have a good Spring day. We are mid way to Summer.

Herrad said...

Hi Rei,
Thanks for coming by, it was quite a shock yesterday, glad it was just that and no more.

Hi Webster,
The sp catheter is ok, the pressurfe of the ballon is more and I get more bladder infections, but much less worries.

Thanks both of you lovely friends for coming by, I really appreciate seeing your comments.

Kris said...

Ugh, I'm glad it wasn't anything too serious! Be well!


janis said...

Oh my! That is a scare! So glad it wasn't as bad as it could have been.
Love to you & have a better week.

Gareth said...

Watcha H@R, just popping by to Say HELLO. A scarey start to your week! But yes spring has sprung and has been a lovley sunny day here. Glad to read ya got the decorations up. Wish you folks a pleasent week

Herrad said...

Hi Kris,
I was very relieved too, I really was.

Hi Janis,
It was very scary, I went hot and cold.

Hi Gareth,
I have just about got over the shock now.
Richie put up all the decorations and they looked great.

Thanks you 3 dear friends for coming by.
Yesterday was very worrying when Richie showed me the blood in the catheter, it looked much worse than it was.
Richie reassured me right away that I was not bleeding, it was a blood clot.
But it looked dreadful and that is because a little bit of blood looks like much more than it really is, especially in liquid.
It soon was obvious that there was nothing serious happening which was a huge relief for us both.