The Rehab Saga: Goal Setting, Red Hot Chilli Pepper (Capsaicin) and Swimming

So I’m getting really close to complete my rehab stay and today was mostly about rounding up the programme and making sure I’m as prepared as possible before going out into the wide world to continue my life. I overslept this morning (I’m blaming the antihistamines) but I did get up early enough to go…Continue reading The Rehab Saga: Goal Setting, Red Hot Chilli Pepper (Capsaicin) and Swimming

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The Rehab Saga: Weekend Goals, Nutrition and extra Physio.

So after I finished my blog post yesterday I was planning on having an early night. That didn’t happen. I layed down for a while and read my kindle (no hope of sleeping with the lights on and everyone talking) I’ve been struggling to sleep here anyway so I was easily irritated by lights or…Continue reading The Rehab Saga: Weekend Goals, Nutrition and extra Physio.

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Home at last: settling in, physio, hair dye and mobility aids.

Hello folks I know it’s been a few days since I’ve blogged but for the most part I’ve been asleep! After getting Home from hospital in Tuesday and my epic walk back to the house u spent the rest of the day in bed. Wednesday started with a layin, I just couldn’t get going. I…Continue reading Home at last: settling in, physio, hair dye and mobility aids.

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22nd day in rehab (old deer, beads and yet more wheelchair woes and self-indulgent emotional ramblings)

Beautifully sunny day today but a brisk sea breeze. Up and dressed pretty early and I was laid on a yoga mat ready to watch the marathon. If they can run 26 miles I can do all of my physio! So after an hour or so of intermittent Physiotherapy I got myself back on the…Continue reading 22nd day in rehab (old deer, beads and yet more wheelchair woes and self-indulgent emotional ramblings)

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21st day in rehab (sneaky visit home to watch Grey's Anatomy, the GF Easter bunny)

I had a layin of a whole half an hour this morning before scrambled egg on toast and getting up and dressed. My back is definitely a lot better when I take diazepam at night so I think I might stick with that for a while. I spent most of the morning reading in bed…Continue reading 21st day in rehab (sneaky visit home to watch Grey's Anatomy, the GF Easter bunny)

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20th day in rehab (beads, discharge planning and walking lots)

Survived the night flat much better having taken diazepam before bed so I’ll be trialling that again tonight. I’ve still go lots of orders to complete for the hospital staff so I got dressed and started beading early. I made myself a bracelet to go with my cotton cord necklace from yesterday I’d just finished…Continue reading 20th day in rehab (beads, discharge planning and walking lots)

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19th day in rehab (pain pain go away, pretty things are here to stay)

Bad pain day today .. In preparation for my discharge I’m trying to wean myself off the profiling bed so last night I tried to sleep laid flat down with just pillows for support. Well it’s not good I’m in a lot of pain, my hips and back particularly are really sore. That deep down…Continue reading 19th day in rehab (pain pain go away, pretty things are here to stay)

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14th day in rehab (race horses, the great escape and beading)

Today marks 2 weeks here at Aldeburgh Community Hospital and tomorrow marks week 5 in my hospital admission. (1st ever admission and hopefully my last for a LONG time) I have filled my room with stuff from home, my orchid, my beads, my clothes and it almost feels like home. I started the day with…Continue reading 14th day in rehab (race horses, the great escape and beading)

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