I am experiencing yet another progression of my body failing…never ends, does it?
Since having my suprapubic catheter fitted, I only need to get on the commode for a no. 2, once or twice a day, whereas before the spc, I was transferring to the commode using my patient turner (Tina) about 5 times a day for a widdle. The other times, when in bed, I hoisted onto the commode. I must add that I am thrilled with how the spc is working, and no longer having the many wetting accidents.
But with doing the manual tranfer so much less, my legs are much weaker. My knees wont lock or hold me up for very long. I am nervous of the transfer and possible falls.
So I am now facing being hoisted more to avoid problems with the legs.
I see a new neuro next month and will mention it…as well as the heel pain and drop feet pain, which causes an awful deep ache up my legs. This is happening now when in my wheelie and bed.
Hubby has made me some padded, hard backed infill cushions for when I am sitting in my recliner. They keep my legs better aligned and reduced the sideways foot flop.The floppy feet go sideways and cause the leg ache. I use my leg puller to stretch my feet upwards, where they would`ve once been. Dunno if this is reading clearly, as it is a bit hard to describe. The pulling makes my feet feel more comfortable and eased. The tendons, ligaments etc are all pulling in the wrong direction.
s all part of this rotten thing` I have to endure.