Here we go again …..It’s easy to begin to feel sorry for yourself, and in many ways there will be good reason to … but it’s EVEN EASIER to be thankful for small mercies ….. after all we are alive, aren’t we, but by heck it’s not easy to sit in this chair all day – every day – hard on your bum !, – and you are up and down for the regular trip to the toilet, albeit very slowly. Still at least I am continent, so better off than some. (when listing, in my last effort, the items that should have been included in it as an NHS supply requirement, I forgot to mention “bed bottles”, so vital I missed them off the list, but we do need them).
Enough – I digress – Talking of “Better off than some”, at least I have a carer, in the form of my long-suffering wife of many years, who helps me with all sorts of things,some more private than others, and without whom life would be a drab place to be stuck in when you’re like this, and at least I have my dignity back these days. O.k she nags me (most of them do) but her nags are keeping me on the rails so far as exercises are concerned, and when I put weight on, which is rare since my stroke, I am told about it in no uncertain terms. But still, life goes on and we manage to find plenty to laugh about. It doesn’t matter what we laugh about (mostly my efforts) IT’S GOOD TO LAUGH, and I can look silly – very often, – really, it’s quite easy to be a fool.
I’ve been looking for hobbies to fill my days, and it’s quite surprising what is out there. Even for partially paralysed people, there are lots of things we can find to do which fulfil the important areas that to be addressed, like rehab exercise, parts of which are addressed by the movements required to get some things done, and like mental exercise that will pass away many an hour and keep us active,
It can all be sourced on the internet – another source of mental and dexterous activity in itself, – as can I….. I would really like to meet up with interested people to discuss some of the issues we face. Hope to start off a discussion group here … SOON.