Having recovered pretty well from total hysterectomy in Feb,due to endometrial cancer, things were looking up. I may have overdone things recently. Now I have an uncomfortable...make that painful belly and am not sure how seriously to take it. It's most likeIy muscle strain from lifting too much. I opted for no regular checks post op, but have open access to clinic with any concerns.
The problem is I'm now looking after my husband, who had a stroke five weeks ago. I can't drop everything to pop off to clinic. I feel more vulnerable now because I need to be well to help him recover. It seems like I'm more aware of possible problems as my health will have an impact on him. Our younger son lives here, and is a big help, otherwise there'd be even more to do.
There's good local stroke support services, rehab people visiting several times a week, often at short notice. I need to keep the house tidy, and keep reminding hubby to do certain things rehab-wise, which feel like nagging.I know the team who visit are for his benefit, but one is starting to irritate me. She says his left arm (which doesn't work properly) is hers, she's in charge of it. No, missus. She says she'll be showing him how to cook again, In our kitchen. Shouldn't she be asking if that's what we'd like?
I'm an introvert by nature. These last few months. lurching from my health problems to my husband's, it feels like other people are taking over our lives, even when it's meant well.
Lordy, I hope there's a "rant" category to post this under!