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Yes, I said 'study'. We are finally going to turn the laundry/junk room back into a study. Richard is going to get a desk and a filing cabinet, and we are going to reclaim the room. Richard plans to use it as a home office; I plan to use it for crafts. We'll see if those two uses can coexist happily together!
Most excitingly for me, we got some storage containers to try to organise my medications, which were in quite a state. I haven't had the energy yet to put them to use, but when I do I think it might be worth a post of its own. So many medications, pieces of equipment (nebulisers, a capella, TENS machines), testing stuff (blood pressure, oxygen saturations, temperature, blood sugar, peak flow) and crutches, canes, braces, etc. It's hard to know where to store it all, especially as I need to be able to get to most of it easily.
I've looked online for storage ideas, but I realise that most normal people don't have quite the volume of medication that I have. A small slimline cabinet on the bathroom wall is just not going to cut it!
We've got some clever ideas that I'll show you once I've finished. Or at least once I've started.
Reorganising takes a surprising amount of effort on my part. I can't lift anything much heavier than 1L of milk (that's about 33 oz, for the Americans), so I do most of the planning in my head and then ask for help with the execution. My head is full of wonderful ideas, but it might take a little while to get there. Especially as Richard works long hours and I have a remarkable ability to end up in hospital when we do have time to execute my exciting plans. But I still believe that my plans will become reality one day.
Watch this space!
This post was written as part of NHBPM - 30 health posts in 30 days: http://bit.ly/vU0g9J