Wednesday, July 04, 2012

No Compensation For Going Outside

Guillermo Kutica

It's Wednesday today, and we had an appointment with Milou, the specialist wound nurse from the Rehabilitation Clinic.

We thought we had plenty time before she got here and Richie was just about to start cutting my hair when the Bell rang and our expected visitor had arrived early.

The dogs gave her a rousing welcome which she likes because she's a doggy person, then Milou could concentrate on the reason for her visit.

These visits are not my favourite but they have to happen, apparently there was progress, the wound has got smaller.

Milou advised us to use another dressing from today, she brought some with her, it is called Aquaseal, it turns out that we still have quite a lot from 2010.

I was happy to notice that Richie was putting less into the wound so that confirms for me that it is indeed getting smaller.

How I wish this was happening at the beginning of June then I might stand a chance of it healing totally before August.

Who knows what can happen, the first time this happened it took a long time but then it was suddenly healed up.

I'm holding out for a pleasant surprise if not for Angela’s visit in August then maybe at the end of the month.

Right now I don't care when as long as it happens so that my world can be expanded again.

Being in one room no matter how lovely is no compensation for not being able to go out and see the city I live in.

Even though I make the best of it by being optimistic and enjoying everything I can around me, none of this compensates me for being stuck in bed.

No wonder that I started eating too many tamarind sweets and Bombay mix, I was shocked in May when Jaya took photos during her visit.

As soon as I saw how fat I had become, my decision was made, to immediately stop snacking, which I did and now I've lost all that weight.

I'm really happy about that as I don't think it's a good idea to put on lots of weight being so handicapped.

No sweets or Bombay mix since May has been great, since then I've been eating small portions of soft fruit which is much nicer than processed foods.

First I will edit this piece, find artwork, post after which I'm going to relax and enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening with Richie.


Patrick said...

I am so sorry to continue to read about the wound, it's almost like house arrest. You are so right about 'outings', I believe they make a world of difference for Patti.

My best to Richie!

Caregivingly Yours, Patrick

Travelogue for the Universe said...

Slow and steady progress is good. Losing weight can help with the pressure on your bottom as well.
Trying to catch up on posts. love, mary