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A Day in the Life of Evie Toombes (Para Rider)

Chris Price

A day in the life of a Para rider Evie Toombes at ESUK

7.30am Unplug my feeding tube. Take meds including anti-spasm & pain management (I’m exhausted but happy after last nights games).

8am Catheterise (and continue every 3 hours). It takes a while to get up as my leg muscles are so tight, but luckily I’m not rushing today. I sort some tack out and try and help Mum a bit.

Evie 1

11.15 to 12.15am Tube feed (I’m on 3 of these during day time currently).

2pm Catheterise.

2.20pm Course walk and first class on Roley (70cm).

3.30pm Second class on Roley (80cm).
5pm Catheterise.

5.15pm Milton’s class, finishing 3rd.
Evie 5
6.15 to 7.15pm Tube feed (I’ve missed my middle one as I’ve been busy but I managed to eat a small banana). Have a little relax with my doggy Wolfie.

Evie 2
7.45pm Catheterise.

8pm Sit with Mum and friends to relax and attempt to nibble a little food if my stomach can tolerate.

Evie 6

9.30pm to 12.30 Time for my ACE drip which I’m late starting (phosphate and 1ltr saline through my stoma to make my insides work). It’s taken 3 hours by the time I’m finished and showered. I can hear the disco next door but I need to be healthy for the championships tomorrow!) Catheterise as well (last one), and take meds.

12.40am Exhausted and finally into bed and attach my pump feed.

Evie 3
1am Shout Mum as I’ve forgotten my stopper and dressing for my stoma which stops it healing up! Luckily she has a spare close by plus any med kit needed.


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