More good news!!!!

Poppyg1rl
Poppyg1rl Member Posts: 1,245
edited 5. Sep 2011, 08:47 in Living with Arthritis archive
I am a happy girl :grin:
My lovely OT has just left having previously arranged the installation of a brand new pillow raiser and new wooden bannister for my stairs.
No more sleeping in the armchair for me!
I have arthritic ribs and can't lie flat or on my side so to say I'm happy to be able to sleep in bed raised securely is an understatement!!!!
Love and a painfree day to all, I'm off to try my grab rail and bed out :lol: Xxx

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  • Starburst
    Starburst Member Posts: 2,546
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh Poppy, that's fantastic news. I'm so happy for you. You totally deserve this. Have fun with the grab rail and bed!! :grin: xxxx
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,098
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Poppy, forgive me. I kind of skim read it as OH not OT, thought What???? And got no further.

    You hide your pain under several bushels. I’d no idea you’d been having to sleep in an armchair. I’m so pleased you can now get back to a proper bed. You may find other stuff improving as a result.

    Banisters? Oh yes! With the right banisters I can still drag myself up a flight of stairs occasionally. With the wrong ones not a chance. Little things: big differences.

    If anyone deserves a break you do. This is great news.
  • valval
    valval Member Posts: 14,911
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    this great it so nice to be comphy in your bed sweet dreams val
  • traluvie
    traluvie Member Posts: 2,579
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thats great news poppy, bet you can't wait to go to bed lol. X hope you have a good night sleep tonight. X
  • sennacharib
    sennacharib Member Posts: 76
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    That is wonderful news Poppy, I hope you sleep so much better tonight hunnie!

    Sweet dreams xxx
  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I sympathise Poppy. I often have to sleep sitting up but more to do with the breathing issues than the ribs although I did have painful ribs in the first year of my diagnosis. I really hope it helps.

    Elizabeth
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oooh I am pleased for you. Here's to many better nights (and as a result, better days). DD
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,276
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Poppy Im so pleased for you, what a big difference that will make to you...sleeping in a chair...you poor thing...I hope you get a good night sleep you deserve it.
  • weejean
    weejean Member Posts: 346
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hey Poppy

    I am so glad that you will be able to sleep in your bed again, it will make a big difference to you :grin:

    Hope you have a wonderful nights sleep - sweet dreams xx
  • suzygirl
    suzygirl Member Posts: 2,005
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thats great news Poppy, I hope it really helps you x
  • skezier
    skezier Member Posts: 11,333
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Poppy,

    That's really good flower and hope you got a good night? The rib thing is a pain eh?! Armchairing it isn't the same kind of sleep and well I rally hope the bed will make a huge difference to you. Cris xx
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 28,072
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    How are you sleeping now Poppy????

    I hope like a log and feeling much better for it :smile:

    I am so pleased and think your OT was a smashing therapist. b020.gif

    not sure why l missed this one, but l am very pleased for you

    Love

    Toni xx
  • Poppyg1rl
    Poppyg1rl Member Posts: 1,245
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi all,
    Well, it's taking some getting used to this lying in bed malarkey :???: I haven't had the best night, I was definitely comfortable...just couldn't drift off even with amitriptyline.
    I'm sure given time I'll adjust, and yes Toni, I agree my Occupational Therapist is fantastic, she really was thorough in my assessment and needs and has done everything she can to support me, I'm so grateful, good old NHS :grin:
    Love to all and a painfree day X
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 28,072
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Poppy

    l bet it will take some getting used to....

    yo could tr f025.gif y these??

    Sure Cris will lend you some!!

    Love

    toni xx
  • dachshund
    dachshund Member Posts: 8,414
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Poppy
    how are you feeling and sleeping now.
    i hope your body is feeling better after being in bed
    take care.
    joan xx
  • Poppyg1rl
    Poppyg1rl Member Posts: 1,245
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Joan, Toni and all,
    I had a much better night, all day yesterday I was in pain with my shoulder (I'm due to have an arthroscopy October) so I took some oromorph and went to bed, I'm happy to report a lovely night sleep and used my pillow lift to get me out of bed independantly :grin: woo hoo :lol: I'm still sore with the knee and shoulder but Tuesday I'm having the knee aspirated after I see my Rheumy so things will get better.
    Have a lovely day everyone as painfree as possible Xxx
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 28,072
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Well done you Poppy!!!

    Glad you are feeling so much better and you slept well-er too (new word there :???: )

    I overdid it yesteday, so recovering today.....but thank you pretty good overall.

    Love

    Toni xx
  • Poppyg1rl
    Poppyg1rl Member Posts: 1,245
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi all,
    Just a quick post to say I've had the best night's sleep in a very, very long time :grin: I can't believe what a difference my pillow raiser has made to my quality of life...x
  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thats fantastic. Are you going local for the shoulder op?

    E x

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