Chutzie, you're right. I guess I was just on the pity pot last night. (Yes, I like fuschia, but I'm thinking sage green!) The thing is, though, with me what I do makes a HUGE difference as far as how much pain I'm in. I try to do as much as I can without crossing that line, but sometimes, I just say the heck with it and go for it, and it's usually worth it. My younger daughter, who lives in town, helps when she can but she has her own physical limitations. My husband has his hands full with work. I've paid a woman from church to help me a few times in the last few months, but due to finances that's going to have to stop. There's no one else I'd feel comfortable asking. My son...(see below!)
Sorry about your son's attitude, Shirley....that sounds just like my son's! I want to say - "Hey! If it bothers you, why not help clean it up?" but he still believes my problems stem from lack of activity and nothing I can say at this point gets through. If they only knew!
Sue, good idea! But I've already done that....
Diagnosed: Fibromyalgia, possible Meniere's, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting on back, arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraine headaches, tachycardia, skin cancer surgeries on face
Meds: Nortriptyline, Clonazepam, Darvocet as needed
Multivitamins, l-lysine, probiotics, magnesium, malic acid, calcium + vit. D, vit. C
Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.