Today not feeling too bad with average pain so I decided to clean and tidy the kitchen cupboards. All was going well till I slipped off the edge of the chair I was using to reach the top cupboards. My leg just slid down the side of the chair resulting in a graze from my knee to my ankle. Some of you might say I should not have bean on a chair but a step ladder. I find I have a bigger area to stand on with the chair so that's what I use. I don't go climbing very often as my balance can be a little off some days, When I first did it, the graze did not look too bad a bit red and sore but bearable. I even ran at the Club Handicap doing about two and a half miles in twenty eight minutes. I felt I did well, leg was a bit sore.
The dressing she used is for burns called ATRAUMAN it does not stick and helps healing. Over the top of this went a foam to protect the leg from getting knocked called TEGADERM FOAM then over this went a stocking to keep it all in place. My leg felt very sore and painful the nerves were very mad. RSD in overload. I was in need of some pain relief. I am to go back to have it redressed tomorrow and she will check it again for infection. Home at last, more OROMORPTH. The pain is real bad burning and jumping I hope it dies down soon.
She said the nerves have bean exposed as I have taken off quite a few layers of skin and that is why there is so much pain . I explained about the RSD. I am to try to rest it and keep it raised when I can.
Foot and leg are still very swollen. The ANTIBIOTICS I was given are the right ones. I can have a bath now but not to stay in long.
That will be good as the warm bath eases my muscles and bones. The bath was heaven but very sore on my leg. This is the first day I have cut down on the MORPHINE. Bed at about 3am, slept for about four hours. The first time since I did my leg.
I am back at pilates, leg was quite sore but is improving. I enjoyed it a lot it was nice to be back again. Very tired after the session. Paul and I have bean putting the things back in place after the decorating.
Better night all round less pain and soreness. Slept for about four hours.
Today is Jay-Jays school play Musical Madness. Music through the ages starting with Elvis Presley. For today that was Jay-Jay, he was brilliant he acted his little heart out putting every thing in to it. When finished he got a very loud Cheer, especially from his brother who was seeing it for the second time at least.
We all enjoyed it so much. The music went on with The Beatles, Abba, Micheal Jackson, Steps, Spice Girls and then to finish Take That. All the children did very well a lot like Jay-Jay and Tommy-Lee are going to a different school after the holidays. I think they left in style. The teachers should be very proud of them all.
Crap night sleep.I realised when I came down stairs that I had not taken my night time tablets my MORPHINE one also. I think that is why my night was worse than normal. I have taken so much extra Morphine that my body can not do with out it and goes into withdrawal. Normal dose is 10 mg a day. My leg is very painful and looks very red.
I hope its not infected again. The swelling has gone down . I have redressed it so I hope that helps with the redness. Wietse is ill so no physio today I could have done with talking to him as well. I hope he gets better soon.
Went with Lindsay, Jay-Jay, Tommy-Lee and Paul to a Fun day at the football ground. The boys had there faces painted and had various goes on the stalls. The day was very warm and enjoyed by us all.
My leg has calmed down and looks a lot better not as red and painful. The RSD has calmed down for the first time since I did it. The sensitivity has bean very bad even the slightest touch had me nearly shooting out my skin.
I feel very tired and achey today maby the last few weeks have caught up with me, with less sleep than normal.
Doctors today for tablets and update on how I have bean. All tablets are to stop the same. He is pleased with my leg. I no longer need to dress it now. I am to start using the cream again for my nose as its starting bleeding quite a lot again. I feel quite a lot better today. The extra MORPHINE I was taking has now stopped. My body got quite used to it very quick and I have had a few withdrawal symptoms . I hope that they will now settle down.
Pilates was good. I am really enjoying it, the other ladies and one man are very nice and it makes it a lot more than just exercises. I know it has helped me a great deal in balance and confidence.
Physio Wietse is back all better now. I showed him my legs he was very pleased the way it had healed. Usual needles and a talk. I told him about a program I had watched about what happens to your body if you do not get enough sleep. (Many hours with out ) The brain just switches it off yes what ever you are doing it will just cut out. This is to protect your body from futher damage. I think this is what was happened to me a few years ago when I was falling asleep every where, even stood up. I was dianosed with possible NARCOPSY. I get a little more sleep than I used too. On average three to four straight sleep a night. Maybe with a few minutes in my chair during the day. Makes you think dont it.
My oldest son Wayne is coming from Halifax to spend the weekend with us. Today is his Birthday 32nd. We got him a jumper, shower stuff, a shirt and he had already had money. Lindsay and the boys also are here. We, Paul,Lindsay,Jay-Jay Tommy-Lee, me and of course Wayne are going for a chinese meal at an all you can eat place. Jay-Jay got a bit carried away with the chocolate from the fountain he had a big bowl full with a little bit of ice cream in it. There was chocolate all over his hands. Tommy-Lee was still there so Lindsay and I went to see what he was doing, half expecting him to have his head in the fountain or be on the table. He was neither just stood there like a little Angel with all his curls. With the fountain being on the table Jay-Jay could not see what he was doing as he had to hold his bowl at arms length. The meal was enjoyed by us all.
Wayne and I are packing up Andrews computer to send to him in Amsterdam. I need his help to make sure I have packed every thing. Wayne certainly packed a lot into this visit even going next door to help them out with a printer problem. Going to see Lindsays new house as well.
We got Andrews computer mostly sorted. yards of bubble wrap and strong boxes. The rest I can do later. All too soon it was time for Wayne to go. Its bean a good weekend and so nice to see him the last time was Christmas.
Finally my leg has improved so much and back to RSD normal. I am so pleased, its bean a very painful month.