Monday, November 9, 2009

I Have Won 2 Battles But The War Isn't Over Yet

This caretaking thing wouldn't be so bad if we didn't have to fight about everything. I say, "Your feet are swelling. You should put your feet up. You are sitting in a recliner you know".

He replies, "I don't want to".

I reply, "People with swollen feet don't have a choice. Now RECLINE Damn it"!

The next day, I say casually, "We need to get a stool for the shower so you can sit and use the attachment to rinse off".

Husband replies, "I don't want a stool. I want my back FIXED"!

I say, "I know you do but for now we need a stool for the shower".

After a fun-filled afternoon of the husband going in and out of the shower to rest/soap up/rest/rinse off he admits we need a stool for the shower.

Wish I had thought of that.


What A Card said...

Ugh, this must be so hard for you both! :(

Far Side of Fifty said...

Ten more days til the surgery, IF you have not killed each other by then. Hang in there, be bitchy..whatever it takes:)

T said...

I know this is hard, surgery isn't that far away.

Hang in there, one day at a time.