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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Princess and the Pea

This is me these days. The bed is too hard, too soft, has a bump, squeaks, too hot, too cold, hurts my back, burns my feet, scrunches my head, etc., etc.. I just can't get comfortable. To sit up takes too much effort and hurts. To turn is impossible.
My poor carers pump the ROHO mattress up, take air out, put pillows under my legs, take them out. They switch sections of the mattress around, adjust the height of my head and I still wake up with pain. As my muscles weaken I can't move my butt or straighten my spine. It's darn frustrating!
I feel better now--thanks for listening.
It's just a "poor me" day. I allow myself to have a few.

1 comment:

Stephan Alexander Scharnberg said...

You're allowed as many "poor me" days as you need. Appropriate analogy to the fairy tale.