Sunday, May 01, 2011

Painful Sunday.

Don VanVliet.
Don Van Vliet was known as Captain Beefheart during his days as a rock musician and later led a reclusive life as a painter. Van Vliet died Friday 17 Decembe2r 2010,n from complications of multiple sclerosis in Northern California. He was 69. Captain Beefheart’s music career, which stretched from 1966 to 1982, featured a surreal mixture of rock, primitive blues, free-form jazz and avant-garde poetry. In the 1980s, Van Vliet turned full time to art, painting in a raw, expressionistic style.

This morning I woke too early, because it was so cold and the duvet had slipped off my shoulders.

Trying to get myself back under the duvet was impossible, so as I thought I had heard Richie moving around I asked him to cover me up.

He told me he would do his best, but could not walk; his feet were so painful, but somehow he got out of bed, he came over on his knees to cover me up.

Amazingly once I got warm again I slept, it was three hours later when I woke once more.

As soon as I did I instantly recalled, that my darling’s feet were so painful, he could not walk.

Hearing him talk softly to Cyril, I called to him, he responded immediately, telling me his feet were incredibly painful.

It happens at night when the damage done to the skin dries, so putting his weight on them in the morning is horribly painful, today was the worse day.

Just as I was wondering how we would manage if Richie could not walk, my brave darling crawled into the bathroom and soaked his feet and then put cream on them.

This helped him and just when I was starting to panic, Richie hobbled into the room, I was so happy to see him standing up.

He was till in lots of pain but could move around, Richie reassured me his feet were getting better, but it would take another couple of weeks for it to heal.

Horrible seeing Richie in such pain, I hope his pain goes soon and his feet heal so we can get out together and enjoy the nice weather.


Webster said...

Oh my goodness, what a state you two are in. It would be funny if the reality of the details wasn't so dire. Keep soaking and lubricating dear Richie. And take a little something for the pain, too. Do you have someone close by who can walk the dogs? [[Hugs to you both.]]

Stephany said...

Incredible endurance you both are having to embrace. I wish I was there to help.


Herrad said...

Hi Webster,
Thanks for coming by,sadly we do not have any help, somehow Richie manages.

Hi Stephany,
Thanks for your visit, wish you were
nearby too.

Thanks to you 2 dear friends for coming by.
Very good to get your support.o

janis said...

oh dear!
What is going on with Richie's feet? Why is he in such pain? Did I miss something in previous post? I remember that he was feeling poor but I though he was sick, not in pain as well. Prayers for you both. We need to train Cyril & Marleen to be assisting dogs. How lovely if they could have pulled up the cover.
Love to you~

Herrad said...

Hi Janis,
Richie has an infection, atheletes foot which has made cracks between toes and blisters on the soles.
He is on meds, its healing, but slowly.
Be great if the dogs could help.
Thanks for coming by.

Richie said...

It is a really nasty infection and still hurting but getting better every day now. Just another thing we have got through.

Anonymous said...

I could go on about how impressive & incredible you & Richie are(because, really, YOU ARE), BUT I am afraid that does not help you when either of you is in pain. I am so sorry. ~Mary

Herrad said...

Hi Richie,
It is upsetting to see you in so much pain.
Good to know it is getting better even if slowly.

Hi Mary,
Good to see your kind comment, thanks for coming by.

Thanks to you two desr friends for coming by.