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Friday, July 16, 2010

This Wheelchair Buisness is a Pain in the Ass

Something most people may not think about: if you spend your day sitting your behind gets sore a lot.

It's a fact that the more time the skin spends in contact with a solid surface the more likely it is to get bruised, sore, and develop sores. Now I want to say specifically that I do NOT have any pressure sores. (Warning the following link is very graphic and be prepared if you click on it). Google pressure sores some time. It is GROSS! I want to avoid them at all costs.

Since my left leg has still not moved significantly the muscles surrounding my gluts have atrophied, leaving much of the bone and joints exposed. This creates even more points of pressure on exposed skin. The only way to really combat this awful process is to soften my various seats with various types of foam, cushions, etc. And of course the best way is to lie on my stomach, eliminating the problem altogether. So I spend a lot of time sprawled out.

I'm posting this for no other reason other than it's a pain. And also, don't be offended if I don't sit up when you come to visit. Nothing personal.

1 comment:

  1. eeeeewwwwww why did i look. :0 thats gross...avoid those.