Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Home again

It's great to be home and I am so much better - no vomiting,no diarrhea, no medication except Clexane. I still have oedema in my legs though and I am very weak.

I found I couldn't get up from the toilet - no handy handles - so we went off to a medical supply place to buy a commode - just a frame to sit above the toilet so I could stand easily. We bought it and then happened the first of the afternoon's dramas. I decided to go down the stairs rather than the ramp. Five steps - easy. I grabbed the handrail and my knees collapsed. Rolled in a heap down the steps, grazed my knees and bumped my head. Major embarrassment - couldn't get up. With the help of some good samaritans I was finally hauled to my feet and I limped off to the car. Then it happened again - my knees collapsed as I stepped off the curb. Another call for assistance.

Got home safely and sat down in the recliner. Couldn't get up. Kevin pulled me to my feet and the knees collapsed again. He had to call his brother Graham to get me upright. I sat on a kitchen chair thereafter. I had a glass of Sustagen and went to bed about 8pm. I had a good night, though I had to get up lots to go to the toilet (but NOT diarrhea)

We have borrowed a walker and I am hanging on tight when I need to move about. NO recliner for me today - the computer chair is comfortable and manageable.


  1. That does NOT sound like a fun day. My sympathies for how difficult everything is and very glad that you could go home. Thinking of you always,love

  2. So glad you are home Joan.....I hope you are able to regain some strength so that you may be able to move about easier. Falling down is not a good thing, hope you will be able to eat and drink and perhaps practice walking around the living room a bit on Kev's arm until you are strong enough to walk on your own. Sending you many prayers and big hugs from Canada.........:-)

  3. God, Joan, we missed you at the DW retreat and I was so pleased to see you were home from hospital until I read on about your falls! You don't do things by halves do you? Going at things the way you do! I hope that today has seen some improvement. Look back at yur entries of a couple of weeks ag if you doubt it! Thinking of you.....Margaret