Well, I'm not so great with the housework.
I guess that I'm not a fan of it, at the best of times.
But add in chronic back pain and the hassle of housework just doesn't seem worth it, most of the time.
If I'm lucky and have a good day, then I get a lot done. Or sometimes, if I decide it really needs doing, I'll ingore the pain and do it anyway.
I've been ignoring this problem so far - just letting the housework slide and apologising that it's not so neat and tidy at our place and voila.
I would so much prefer a different approach tho.
I guess if I could afford it, I'd just get a weekly cleaning service in. But, no such luck! :crying:
So, is there something I'm not getting?
I mean with chronic back pain, I find that just about everything in life takes twice as long anyway... then add the same time again, for recovering from the pain involved.
So my schedule is already booked out, trying to to do the important things - all at half speed...
So basically, my day is already up, before I've even gotten around to thinking much about the housework.
Let alone having to do that all at a snail's pace too!
Most of the time I just laugh and say "Look, I'm a feminist, I shouldn't have to do housework!!" haha
So what do I do? Take one whole day out of every week, for cleaning the kitchen and bathroom? And another for doing the rest of the appartment? That would be 2 whole days "missing"! Every week! Just so that the appartment doesn't look like a student share-household, haha...
And really, coping with the back pain is already draining. If I have spare time, I need to do something that cheers me up - not to drag myself down with the drugery of cleaning dishes, toilets, windows and floors...
I have a sticker on the fridge saying "A tidy household is a sure sign of a wasted life", which is meant to be funny of course.
So, can you have a tidy household, without feeling like your own cleaning lady?? And a cleaning lady with chronic back pain, to boot?
Or have I let chronic pain and depression get the better of me and just can't motivate myself to do normal chores...?
Happiness is your chronic pain being less than it usually is...
Migraines and so many herniated discs (the same ones over and over) that I have literally stopped counting