I’ve been out of the hospital for 10 days. It’s been a mixed bag of a week. I’m feeling ever so much better – with worse episodes in between, if that makes sense. The good periods make the unwell, sickly and painful events bearable. I can go for that.
My amazing district nurses have been coming in and changing my dressing, cleaning and observing the leakage area. Applying the appropriate creams; hydrocortisone first on the affected areas and then my saviour – the wonderful cavilon. No matter how busy the nurses are they always make you feel important to them and they make time for a natter. I have a vision of them chasing their tails by the end of the day. Especially with gabby folk like me.
Community dietician was in for a visit this week. With a student in tow. This time the student was a mature male. Keen, thoughtful and already has a good bedside manner. My usual dietician noticed an improvement in my skin, but was concerned that I looked ‘wabbit’ I came back with I think I may have sofa and daytime TV fever. We agreed perhaps a wee drive in the car and if I felt up to it, a small outing with Steve and the dogs might be just what I need. Steve wasn’t too keen on me taking on something too ambitious – I agreed. The Labradors excitedly got into the car wagging their tails frantically. Buddy panting heavily, Bella looked at him as if to say why are you making all that noise – you would think we never went anywhere. I turned and looked at him and said don’t get too excited Bud – you never know, you could be going to the vet. Bloody crazy we are; having conversations with dogs. We stopped near Garvald and let the dogs out for a run. They loved it. Muddy puddles especially. The cool crisp air was wonderful. Watching the dogs run with endless energy is a beautiful memory. The short walk for me was a tiring one, every step sapped me of energy. However the walk did have its benefits. My brain was re-energised. The outing filled me with a feeling of warmth and happiness – I was with my hubby of 29 years and my loyal Labradors.