Things here are slowly moving in a better direction. I’m not positive it’s all better healthwise but I am positive we are all becoming a little more comfortable with the situation. We are learning to deal with the ups and downs of it all. We are getting better at asking the right questions to the right person to get the answer we need. Insurance and the pharmacy is still a crap shoot but but hey…everything isn’t going to be perfect so we live and deal with the imperfections.
Wednesday Kramer had a late in the day radiation appointment. He was pretty tough on the way home but rose to the occasion so we could stop at the furniture store and look at lift chairs. We had no idea what there was but were anxious at the prospect of finding something that might make things easier for Kramer.
He had started out with the attitude that I should just “find something”…but a blog reader recommended that he try out chairs and find one that was best for him. Kramer and I both read the comment and thought that was a good idea. So even though he was hurting he went in and tried chairs.
We went to Lansing Furniture in Lansing Iowa. We have bought other furniture there and had a good experience so we were hopeful. The chairs were about half way into the store. The sales lady was super. She showed us chairs and encouraged Kramer to try them out. He started with one but then after hearing that there was one that had an adjustable neck, he immediately tried that one and fell in love with it.
The chair looks brown but it’s actually more of a grey. It’s a lighting thing.
Next up, the issue of getting it to us. First off, with most furniture companies, you have to wait to get the furniture. Second, it was sprinkling. It had been raining hard but it was only a sprinkle.
We started talking about it and the lady said we could take the floor model. It had only been on the showroom floor a couple days and they would wrap and load it in the truck.
Kramer usually balks at the spending of any money on furniture but this he didn’t seem to care about at all…not a bit. He loved the chair and knew he needed it that bad.
Kalissa and Craig met us at out house and did a chair shuffle. Kramer slept in his chair…..and…..
HE LOVED IT! He felt the best he has in a long time. It was exactly what he needed. EXACTLY.
Yesterday our friend Hammer took Kramer to radiation again. He’s a wonderful caring guy and was willing to leave here at 6:30am to get Kramer to his 8:30am appointment.
When Kramer got home he went straight to the chair. I had him show the childcare kiddos Kramer’s “magic chair”. They were impressed. He then laid down and slept the afternoon away. He woke saying he currently feels the best he has in a long time…like better than before he broke his neck even.
Everyone who stops by and everyone he sees, he’s sung the praises of his new chait. He can’t sleep flat so he’s sleeping in his chair too. If he’s in there that much he needed something that would work for him.
AH…finally. Before he broke his neck he was in a lot of pain with the headaches….now it’s neck pain. But he has relief. I’m THRILLED. He was the happiest he’s been in a long time. That is a relief to us all.
His last radiation is at noon today. That will be another great hurdle to be behind us.