I’m doing well after my surgery last week. The pain is subsiding and I’m feeling pretty good. I do tend to get tired easy, but I think that’s a combination of my body still recovering and I keep waking up in the middle of the night with coughing fits from my allergies. I started taking my allergy medicine again, but it’s taking a while to help me. And when I cough, I need to put a pillow against my stomach so I don’t pull anything. When you are woken up from a sound nights sleep, coughing and trying to find a pillow you tend to not sleep well. 😉
But honestly the hardest part of all of this is allowing my family to do the work around the house that I normally do. Yes, I have taught my children how to run a house, and they do just fine. They know their way around a kitchen, and they know how to do laundry and clean the house. I made sure they know how to do that, but there are still a lot of things that I do. Mainly I do them because I like them done the way I do it. It’s not that my husband or children do it ‘wrong’, they just don’t do it the way I would have done it, and that drives me a bit crazy at times.
The first day or two I didn’t see what they were doing, they just got things done. Now that I’m moving around more, but still not able to do much work, I see how they accomplish things. I’m trying very hard not to be cranky about it, but honestly its hard not to be sometimes. 😉 It really has become a lesson in resting and allowing others to do things for me.
Though I want to push myself, and get myself up and moving, I know I need to rest more. I did drive today to my friends house to see some puppies her dog just had. It was a two minute drive, and we only stayed about 10 minutes. But by the time I got home, my side was a little tender. That’s when I realized that though walking and moving around is good for me, I still shouldn’t do anything to strenuous yet. That means I need to make sure that I continue to let my family take care of the normal household things that I do.
I am blessed that they know and do so much. I’m blessed that they don’t complain when they help me, and that they are always there for me. Now I just need to learn to allow them to do things their way and not expect them to do them mine. 😉