I just did some housework!
I wiped the kitchen surfaces! It doesn’t sound much but it’s huge to me. And it means there’s one less bit of housework my family has to do.
The pace at which I’m walking is dramatically slower now and my temperature is rising which could mean a crash is imminent if I don’t rest properly. My brain feels ‘itchy’ and tight, I’m a bit out of breath, my skin feels funny from the cleaning product, I’m feeling a bit dizzy, my head feels very heavy, I’m shaking, my back hurts…
All because I bent down (I can’t crouch yet, my legs aren’t strong enough) to get the cleaning spray. Then I ran the water and wet the cloth. I moved from the sink to the surfaces and wiped slowly. I bent down to put a few things in the bin too.
It feels wonderful to have done something for someone else for a change. Maybe I won’t manage a shower today now. It might have to be a pj day because of my ‘exertion’.
To the government who thinks we’re all work-shy scroungers: Good luck finding someone who wants to employ me if this is all I can manage on a not-even-monthly basis! $#^%@£*$!!!!