As you all know, I don't have back, neck, or leg issues, but I do have a hard time getting out sometimes because of the CP. I'm in pretty good shape, physically, but I don't sleep & that on top of the pain & depression makes every little thing a huge effort. Sometimes even just walking across campus (or even to the biology building, where I practically "live" which is just across the quad from my dorm) or up a flight of stairs is enough to make me want to (or actually) collapse.
Since my mother's surgery, I've been doing most of the grocery shopping for myself & the family on the weekends. I always try to group my errands together. I wait until the last possible moment & then will go to all the places that are nearby each other (gas station, bank, pharmacy, grocery store, etc) in one outing (if possible...sometimes I only make the most crucial one or two). I almost never do any clothes shopping or shopping for "fun." I don't like to spend the money & don't really want/need anything, but more than that, I just don't have the energy! I've been putting of birthday shopping for my sister now for about
3 wks. I absolutely have to go on Friday, though, because that is her birthday & there is nothing worse than having to say to someone "well, I am planning on getting you something, but I just haven't had the chance yet..."
I also like to do my shopping online if possible. If I need to buy something for myself or someone else, I always do it online if possible. I don't like that you can't see things in person, or try things on, etc, but it is so much more convenient!
Post Edited (skeye) : 2/21/2010 9:32:52 PM (GMT-7)