Last night I used the new support cushion for the first time, after Richie reduced the size of the pillow.
Sleeping was difficult, I am well aware that I need to get used to every new bit of equipment, just hadn’t expected to be quite so enveloped by the cushion.
I shall give the support cushion lots of use before I say something about it to Johanneke, my occupational therapist or to Quattron.
Last night was a rotten night for me, lying with the support cushions all around me, which made me feel claustrophobic.
The material covering the large cushion is towelling which is too warm, I discovered that despite being totally surrounded by cushion, I still needed adjusting.
I was hoping to sleep well, especially after the support cushion was brought, sadly this did not happen.
I felt really tired but could not sleep, my arms were too high on the pillow which resulted in strained neck muscles and shoulders.
Plus despite being enveloped by cushion it could not stop my body moving or my pelvis twisting around, I am going to test it out thoroughly before giving my verdict.
Of course I was hoping it would be perfect, which it isn’t right now, but it can be in due course.
Dennis Klein from Quattron, Johanneke my occupational therapist, Quattron's support cushion