Last night the catheter was taken out! Yay! So now I can go the toilet normally. I felt abit weird this morning when I woke up, sick and faint. So I used the commode initially this morning because I felt funny. I slept for hours today, why am I so exhausted? I’m only sat in bed!
I did some more bed exercises later on which went well, I feel stronger already.
I had loads of visitors today; about 11 people were round my bed at one point! It took a lot out of me, I found it hard to focus on conversations and it was pretty tiring.
My hip has felt quite good today; I am managing to get up & about much more now that the catheter is out. I am walking quicker with the frame aswel and feel steadier, and getting on/off the bed I can do independently whereas up until now a nurse has helped me.
I got given some walking sticks today, because I am steady on the frame now.
I was able to have a shower today, it was so nice. I wasn’t allowed to stand for it though; I had to sit in a wheelchair that had a hole in the seat. The nurse was faffing around so much it was annoying. I had only asked her how to turn the shower on, and then she insisted on helping me with absolutely everything. I was perfectly capable; I had my grabber with me!
Because I’ve reduced my painkillers & I’m off the morphine I’ve had a little discomfort in my hip but it’s bearable.