........I have been busy preparing for her return.
Today I have cleaned and disinfected the boat from stem to stern to try and stop any chance of infection.
Another thing I was worried about was that the dogs tend to jump on ones belly when sleeping, this could be a real problem as they could do some serious damage to her stitches plus it would be bloody painful.
I had a plan to just cut a square out of a cardboard box and sit it on her belly. I thought I would check with the engineer extraordinaire Tom from NB Waiouru. His reply was rather blunt " If she farts the whole bloody thing will collapse, I will design you a box fit for purpose"
He sent me a CAD drawing of a Isosceles trapezoid masterpiece.
I quickly manufactured it out of surgical cardboard, it is fully gusseted and held together with hypo allergenic masking tape, I used my laser guided stanley knife to get a good clean cut.
So what do you reckon, if the dogs try to jump her they will just slide off the sides.
Bombo modeled it so you get the idea. I Wonder if I could sell the idea to the NHS.
I also brought a mop so that she can clean the floor standing plus it will also be a good crutch. She usually cleans the floor on her hands and knees, well she wont be able to do that for a while.
I have also found 10kg bags of coal as she wont be able to carry the 25 kilo bags for a while!
Nice new mop.
I went to visit her yesterday and the poor girl was in a real sorry state, the had removed the epidural and within a couple of hours she was in serious pain. Elaine is a really strong person so to see her so upset was rather disconcerting, her nurse was also crying because she just couldn't stop the pain no matter what pain killers she gave her. I received a message late last night that she was feeling much better and was having a good sleep.
She rang me this morning to say she was feeling a lot better.
Ray and Diane from NB Ferndale have gone up to see her this arvo, I will go up this evening.
Finally Elaine would like to thank you for the many e-greetings she received, yesterday they had delivered 34 to her!