Posted 5/5/2010 10:08 AM (GMT -7)
My sister and I had an equal share of chores for the most part - keep our rooms clean, wash/dry the dinner dishes, and we did our own laundry. The one chore I ended up doing that I resented was having to cut the lawn - my sister was allergic to grass and trees and all that, so she was exempt.
We had quite large lawns both front and back. The front yard was two sections, including a sloping top and the back yard was on two levels. It would easily take me 2 hours to do it all and I absolutely hated it...mostly because my sister wasn't given anything extra to do inside to compensate. My dad was also quite particular that the lawns be cut a certain way, so needless to say, lawn mowing day was not the happiest time for me.
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Femoralacetabular Impingement (CAM and Pincer), Reynauds, IBS, Interstitial Cystitis, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (both Surgical Menopause and medication related), plus physically unable to vomit due to the Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins with a lot of scar tissue...a joy when it comes to having to give blood or get an IV started
Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT
Medications: Oxycontin, Cesamet, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Flexeril and Clonidine plus Laxaday, Vitamin D and a Multi-Vitamin daily