Afternoon pals! Well it
s June and im sitting wrapped in a fleece blanket with the CH on…rediculous innit!
Right, my reason for posting.
This morning, as my carer lifted my left foot to put my socks on, I yepled in pain. it really was painful…not had this before. The pain was in my ankle bone and heel. She took a look at it and said it looks very red and sore. So I then told her about my right heel…no pain, but very uncomfortable in bed sometimes. it sort of feels like it is stuck in a dip.
She looked at that one and said it is red like the left. Now this carer used to be an auxilliary nurse and was used to dressing pressure area/sores. She thinks it is being caused by the fact that I can now only sleep on my back, due to sore shoulders when lying on them. I also get painful areas on my back when lying down. I have a profiling bed and so sleep with the head and knees up.
Carer says she will keep a close eye on it and put sudocreme on daily. She advised me to speak to the district nurses about it. I googled the subject and see that sheepskin protectors are used for the problem. Oh, I am also going to ask about a pressure relieving mattress.
Anyone have any experience/advice for me, please?