I've been sleeping, or tying to, on a foam wedge for elevation. It has been pretty uncomfortable. Last night I cranked the head of the bed up about the same amount as the wedge provided and it was a difference of night and day. I can sleep on my side comfortably and still be elevated and so breathe more easily. And this was the main point of the whole thing.
My COPD will get worse and breathing will get more and more difficult. Lying flat brings on several different problems that make breathing easily difficult. Elevating my chest makes it all easier. Now I have a bed I can crank up to sitting position if I need to.
The massage thing is weird. It goes for 30 minutes. By the time I went to bed last night, my back was aching - too much sitting, furniture moving and bedroom rearranging. I lay down flat on the bed and turned the massage on high. It really did feel nice and after about 15 minutes my back had totally forgotten to bitch. At 25 minutes I was really ready for it to be done. I need to fiddle with the remote and figure out how to make the massage quit when I'm done with it.
And, except for the rail at the end of the bed, it looks like a regular, normal bed. I think I can just change the way I place the duvet to cover that rail. Or make a cover for it. Maybe that's the way to go.
Bottom line, it's good. And I think as I get used to it, it will get gooder. And I don't have to deal with that store any more!
Today Chef Anita comes. And not a minute too soon. She comes once a month but because of the holidays and then my trip to Las Vegas, we skipped January. I was happy to put the money to other uses but oh how sick I am of my own cooking. I hate to cook so my own meals are whatever I can slap together from stuff in the freezer that will heat up without my having to fuck with it much. This works perfectly about once a week. But every night for week after week, it's torture. Tonight my tongue will have a party at the dinner table and I am soooo ready. Anita costs me, depending on the grocery bill between $300-350 a month. This is more than I would spend in groceries (but not that much more). She makes me 8 dinners but, because her portions are big, I've gotten her to break it up into more dishes so usually when she's done, I'll have at least 12 and sometimes 15 whole dinners plus, often, leftovers for lunch.
Plus, she's fun to have around and she leaves my kitchen spotless!
I'll be swimming when the pool opens at 11 and that's it for today... at least so far.