Hi guys, I`m back!
Sorry to have to tell you that it wasn
t as successful a trip as Id hoped.
Of course, it wasn`t all bad. We did go to Chester on the train and had a lovely day out. The following day, our daughter and 2 granddaughters came for several hours. The weather was gorgeous.
Now for the bits that went wrong…My hubby
s pain from RA and OA were giving him extra trouble. Hed got some codeine just before we left home. It didn`t put the slightest dent in his pain…
One morning, as sis was assisting me to dress, I got off the loo and she turned me on Tina (Turner) and aimed me towards the bed to sort my lower regions out, when I fell backwards…on top of her…she weighs 9st and I am… ahem…rather more than her…as we went down, the support for the bed cracked and gave way…I went down to the floor and sis wriggled out from underneath me…poor lass!
We yelled for hubby to come. He hobbled as quickly as he could.(neither of us can do
My feet were fast against the loo base, toes all bent this way and that, spasticity had a field day with my legs…stiff as concrete posts…
What the chuff do we do now?, I thought.
Well hubby crouched beside me and re-arranged my feet and toes…no, they weren
t having any of it, as they shot back straight again..........oh the chuffin pain!!!
He made 4 attempts to lift me, with little sis doing her best to make my knees lock as I came up. They decided they didn`t want spasticity now! Each time I yelled in pain. my back, my boobs, my feet!
No, it wasn`t working. So bro in law came to help. He is also a member of the painful arthritis club, by the way!
He and hubby placed an arm each under my arm pits and heaved…
Im weeing!` I cried. Sis grabbed a towel and shoved it under my bum, as i was raised to the bed!!! Knackered, with pains everywhere, the 4 of us breathed a huge sigh of relief.
This was on the 3rd day and 2 more nights were looming.
Shall we go home? I asked my team. There was a resounding,
So what did we do with the collapsed bed? We used a bottle car jack to shore it up and it worked a treat.
s pains worsened.........is it any chuffin wonder with me in tow, eh?
This morning he went to the docs and was given a stronger codeine tab, an anti inflammatory and lansoprazole to counteract the effects of the anit inflammatories.
Are we going away again? I don
t chuffin know!