Hello fellow spineys,
My husband and I have been planning my daughters sweet 16 party for the last few months. Her birthday is Dec. 29 and she has never had a real party (besides her family)because most families are away for the holidays. We are going for the Hollywood theme so we spent most of Sunday afternoon on the dining room floor cutting out cardboard silloutes to be painted black. We also are making stars and a huge Hollywood sign that will glow in the dark when the lights are off.
My husband and daughter kept telling me that I needed to sit and rest and let them take care of the cutting. Well, of course I didn't listen because everything has to be perfect in my world, so I spent a good part of the afternoon on my hands and knees. Because of my stubornness, I spent all day yesterday in bed in horrible pain. I feel a little better today but will really have to take it easy for Turkey day. My husband hit the roof because I could barely walk and I hate it when he gets on his told you so speal that goes on for hours. He said it was a really stupid thing to do while trying to get off the meds and turkey day coming. He said he's just so tired of me not listening to the him and the docs.
I'm not stupid, I know I have limits, they tell me all the time!!! Don't do this, you can't do that, you shouldn't do that!! All my docs keep telling me that I'm doing to much and I need to slow down and rest. If I slow down anymore I'll be dead!!!I don't do anything crazy like running or ice skating or anything of that nature. It's more like going shopping or baking in the kitchen for 2 hrs straight. Or spending Sunday afternoon on the floor cutting cardboard figures out!!! LOL
I know I don't listen to what they tell me but I just get board out of my skull. I knew that I would be out for days because of Sunday but sometimes you have to do it to know your still alive(pain)I'm alive alright. My husband and daughter have ganged up on me and I'm getting the silent treatment. Every time I get up to do something(extremely slow because of the pain) I get the sighs,head shake, and the I told you so's. My hubby keeps telling me that If I don't stop, I will be in the wheelchair sooner than they expected. Maybe someday I'll listen but not today. I'm too young to just sit around and let life pass me by!!!