There has been an achievement in Nicland this week, or it feels like one to me at least.
I’ve managed to spend my first full night in my night splints since I got given them a while ago!
At first I couldn’t wear them for a whole night because I can’t put them on for myself so I would have to take them off again if I needed to get up in the middle of the night for anything. Then I took them back to the hospital and got some walking grips put on the bottom so I wouldn’t need to keep taking them off.
Even after I’d had the grips put on, it still took me some time to be able to wear them for a whole night because I had to build up wearing them for longer periods of time slowly by a couple of hours at a time until I got used to it.
Now, I’ve finally done it! I was pretty surprised when I woke up the next day and found that they were still on.
Hopefully I’ll be able to do this most of the nights that I wear them now.