Friday 22nd December. I haven't done a Leg ulcer update in a while because to be honest, up until now, there wasn't really much to update on, it pretty much stayed the same. Yesterday I woke up and the pain wasn't to bad, it was bearable so me and hubby decided we would go into … Continue reading Leg ulcer update – Pictures included
Nurses play a big part in leg ulcer treatments. They are the people who do most of the work when caring for someone. It is the nurses job to change all the dressings and complete records about the patients. I think sometimes the nurses can get very over looked and people talk about wound care … Continue reading Top 5: How nurses have helped me.
When I first decided to write this blog post, I hadn't really thought about what I had learnt from living with chronic pain but I had spent a lot of time thinking about how to cope with the pain. When people say " I'm in pain" or "I'm hurting" most people will try to give … Continue reading What I’ve learnt from pain.
I thought I would do a quick leg ulcer update as I haven't done one in a while. If you follow my Facebook page or my Instagram account, you may have noticed a while back I thought I might have an underline infection waiting to appear, well thankfully It didn't arrive and I think the … Continue reading Leg ulcer update: Nov 11 2017
I have had compression therapy for over two years now and I will probably continue to wear it for many years to come. I have had two different types of compression therapy, Layered bandaging and now I have the Hosiery kit, which are basically a set of stockings. Layered bandages This is a compression system … Continue reading Compression therapy: Layered bandages vs Hosiery kit. (Stockings)
Before and after images of my leg ulcer. Using the Debrisoft pads have worked really well cleaning my wound up.
If you follow my blog you will pretty much be up to date with whats going on with my leg ulcer, treatment wise, if you haven't read it yet I have linked it here. However lifestyle wise I have hit a brick wall and don't know what to do. I physically cannot work because of being … Continue reading I don’t know what to do – Leg ulcer
Regular feature #3 This week I've had two major hospital appointments. I've had an appointment to see the Dermatologist on Tuesday and an appointment to see a Plastic surgeon today (Friday). Both appointments fell on days where Ella was at nursery, which was great pot luck. However when Ella came back from nursery on Monday, … Continue reading Leg ulcer update: Hospital appointments.
6am. I know she will be waking up soon, I know I will have to be in mum mode, I will have to try to push the pain to the back of my brain and hide how I'm feeling. What types of mother wakes up on a daily basis, wishing she didn't have to deal … Continue reading Parenting with chronic pain.
Regular Feature #3 My children went back to school today and not to sound horrible, I am so glad they have, I'm glad all the uniform has been brought, all the stationary has been sorted and no more walking round 3/4 shoes shops because my daughter can't find any school shoes she likes! Over the … Continue reading Leg ulcer update: Images included