Thursday, February 21, 2013
I know most of you have read my status, so you know I will tell you what went down for us today.
Last night DH could not sleep, he was told not to lie on his left hip where the surgery was done. He sleeps with a full face Bi-Pap mask and has done for a lot of years. His incision is getting very sore. Nothing to see but he is in some pain. I am now in the same room and I noticed he is trying to turn to the right and cannot do it. No-one thought to tell him how he could accomplish this, no PT showed him how and since I had not been in the room with him for such a long time this just came up.
I laid on that side of the bed and I found the pillow top that is supposed to have memory foam has obviously lost it's memory.
When it was purchased it was advertised as a non-flip pillow top.
I had once tried to Flip it and discovered the other side had no pillow top, I should have tried to do something about it a while ago so I dragged my heels and the time went by.
I felt if DH could use the other mattress from the spare room it would be easier for him. The other queen size bed almost fills the spare room it is great when company comes so we left it there. It would be too cramped for our dressers etc so I decided I would move the mattresses from one room to the other. I told DH I was going to do this he said NO way.
I have been turning mattresses on my own for a long time. When I showed DH how I do it he was amazed. To which I replied Women THINK and men DO.
It is mostly very true I never do a project without thinking it through. Most men usually begin a project and kind of muddle through often with their strength to get them through.
I pushed the mattress off the side of the bed with my foot, It is stronger than my wrist. I went round the other side and set the mattress up on end. I was able to get sliders under the mattress and hauled it out in to the hall. I needed space for them to pass each other and the hall is narrow.
I did the same procedure in the spare room it was even easier I had leverage with the wall so I was able to get that mattress off faster. I was un-able to get the sliders out so DH had to steady it for me so I could get them under to move the other mattress. I slid it in to place on our bed and, let it drop. I had to lift it back on to the bed that was the hardest and most time consuming part of the procedure DH was wanting to help but he knew it would be a foolish move.
I got my back underneath the thing and used my head to get it up on the bed and it worked. DH thought it was very funny but I had the job done -just not his way,
I had to retrieve the other mattress to put in the spare room, I decided I would flip it so that just maybe the pillow top will recover it's poor memory and get smooth again. I can hope, I know I am dreaming but it will give us time to find a new one and test it together and by that time the front door can be opened, it is still blocked with snow. When the snow is gone we can shop for a new Mattress and bring it in through the front door. It is much easier doing it that way so it will wait.
Itís just not happening right now.
Oh! How I am hoping this will help DH to be able to sleep and sleep in comfort. If Not I will request some therapist to show him another way to turn over to sleep on his right side.
Now you have the whole story and I am off to the bed in our room once again.
It is my favorite mattress.
Hopefully sweet dreams for both of us.
HUGS Pat in Maine.