…you thought things were running smoothly, that everything was hunky dorey, I thought I’d write a quick post to say, “no, that’s not true”.
Becky has been battling pressure sores since the third week of December. The cold weather makes her extremities swell, her feet push against the hard plastic splints she wears, and ‘Hey Presto’ a pressure sore. They take weeks to heal and then it’s a very long, tedious process to get the feet used to the splints again. I think she has only managed to wear the left splint for 3 days this year. There was another red spot this morning, sigh.
Going from hot to cold also causes other problems, and Becky developed an area of skin breakdown earlier this week. She spent Tuesday in bed. Luckily this problem heals much faster than the pressure sores, so it is almost back to normal.
I wrenched my back yesterday. I was pulling gallon paint cans out of the van, to take to the condo, and I reached and twisted, and tore. I couldn’t stand straight yesterday and spent most of the day in pain, scrunched up like a pair of scissors. I know, the Valentines post was so positive, right. I’m still in pain today, but am standing a little taller; however I now have this lean to the right, so I look like a human Tower of Pisa. Very strange.
So if you thought life was a bed of roses, that the river of chaos had been diverted, that the stars were in alignment; think again. We always struggle with health issues; mainly Becky, but occasionally me too. So when we are remotely healthy, we go out and enjoy life. There will always be bad days, there will always be issues, it’s just better if we focus on all the fun things life has to offer. We can choose to moan and whine, or we can choose to go out and live. We choose life!