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Monday, December 19, 2011

Back Continues To Be A Problem, To Wheelchair Or Not Wheelchair

Been paying for my pain management docs retirement home. I've had a series of injections, epidural, facet, and rhizotomy. Feels great when I have them, usually lasts a few weeks. We alternate between sides, 2 on the right, 1 on the left, you name it. Happy to have relief, but wouldn't mind if I could get a couple more weeks out of each one.

Energy level at an all time low. Stopped doing a lot of things, just don't have the giddy up anymore. Things like cooking have gotten tough, combination of it hurts to stand for too long, and the fatigue. Have an electric wheelchair out in the shed, is it time to bring it in the house? Thinking it would be better to get a really comfy chair to work from in the kitchen, keep my recliner at command central.

4 comments:

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I hope your back keeps relief as you pay for your docs retirement home:)

I have the same fatigue which is why I chose to use the chair...but I still do not cook! Your comfy chair seems perfect:)

Diane J Standiford said...

Any mobility device that makes your quality of life better! Any port in a storm!

Cranky said...

Andy - when Skip made the slow transition from cane to walker to pt chair to ft chair, she found the walker with a built-in seat to be a great help in the kitchen. She'd lock the wheels and sit on the built-in seat at the sink and stove. That might be a good "in between" measure to help you cook.

Belated happy christmas!

awb said...

Kim - I miss cooking, wasn't too bad at it either.

Diane - I agree, and I love the sailor terms.

Cranky - Good to hear from you. I'm all for the walker idea, but need a bench on mine!

awb