I’m developing pressure sores on my butt. The only reason I know is that the friend who gives me massages noticed them last night. Right now there are just red spots, which is Stage 1, and nothing hurts. I don’t usually look at my rear end in the mirror; obviously I need to change that, because pressure sores can be dangerous.
I already have a gel cushion on the wheelchair but I have another one purchased for a different chair that I will put on the lift chair where I sit in the house; that will help. Apparently I also need to increase my protein intake and drink more water, as well as being more intentional about shifting my weight and changing positions.
The good news is that now I know that I’m dealing with this. I’d forgotten that it was a possibility.