2nd March 2016

Apologies for not writing anything on here for a while. I have been back in Suffolk seeing my mum, dad, sister, husband and my nephew and niece and also my old school friends.  It was a lovely break and catch up with everyone. I break from the norm. Should have taken notes about what happened each day, then I would have had more to day about the trip. (Take notes next time)!!

Soooooo where has time gone?? March already!! WOW!! 

It’s time to push myself harder. Harder than I have done before in my battle to regain my brain. It’s too easy to sit here and moan about how I just want my arm to work, or how I wish I could walk properly again. Well it ain’t going to happen unless I do it. In the words of Marion my physio….

“your arm and leg weren’t damaged, it was the brain, all the pathways. So you need to use your right side as mush as possible so that your brain remembers that it exists”. 

That really hit home to me. 

I’m being kept at Danesbury for further physio and OT which is great news. As I have so much plasticity with regards to my brain, (Brain plasticity (from the Greek word ‘plastos’ meaning molded) refers to the extraordinary ability of the brain to modify its own structure and function following changes within the body or in the external environment), there is so much more that can be achieved. So I had an assessment and now when at home I am to use as right hand as much as possible. It isn’t going to be very good at all to start with but its all to get my brain to remember. So using my right hand to do things like…..

Turning taps on/off, my electric toothbrush, using the TVs remote, picking up small items to move………some might say that isn’t very hard, or that’s a small effort……..well from small effort big things happen. 

There only around 6weeks until my birthday, so I am going to think of a task that I want to achieve by then. Any ideas that anyone has are welcome. I will get thinking and post my decision up Friday. 

My sofa got raised today and it is fantastic. Through social services there is a organisation that came round measured the sofa and then came back today and fixed it all together. Woooooohoooooooo no more sitting on several cushions and no more having to put added strain on my left leg (especially the knee) to get up. I can’t remember the name of the company but I will and I will let everyone know. I will also put up a picture. 

Right time for tea.

Laters 💋

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