Does anyone else ever feel guilty about the amount of time you spend "doing nothing" (napping, laying down, kicking back in the recliner, etc) because of your pain, or maybe because your meds make you sleepy? Do you find yourselves 'making excuses' rather than admit you were in bed all day?
I HATE the thought of 'lying' to my loved ones, but sometimes I almost feel like I 'have to' for fear of some type of 'reprimand'! Why do I feel this way? Why can't I just say it plainly & simply "I didn't do anything today but lay in bed because I hurt too bad to move"? Why can't I admit that my home isn't as clean as it used to be because I've "been lazy" because I had to take that 3rd PRN breakthrough med, which made me drowsy? Why do I constantly feel like I'm doing something wrong when I'm simply taking a nap, or laying down with my heating pad?
How can I break this cycle of feeling guilty & feeling as though I have to lie for something that I have no control over?
Is it really just me? (please tell me that you feel this way too & that I'm not 'alone' after all!) =(