I have a hard time with the fact that my hubby works so hard and i do nothing. Sure he does, too. I’ve said before that i was raised by and am married to workaholics. I have always worked, starting in the family business, since i was 12 years-old. I’m absolutely a giver, rather than a taker. So this being laid up stuff is really frustrating on all of us.
To make myself feel better, I find small things that i can still do for my hubby. He gets home from work at 4a.m., so i pretty much spend all day resting, so i can pull some energy out of my rear at about 8pm. The best “treat” i like to give him is to get his pj’s, slippers, and towel in a neat stack outside the shower. I can usually manage that without too much difficulty. Then, after resting a bit, i get his clothes out for the next day and put them on the table beside the bed. It’s cool cuz those are the times of the day that he is most tired.
When i have that rare moment when i feel pretty good, I may cook a whole meal even if no one is home. I put it in the fridge for my family to enjoy later. It is convenient and “back-to-normal” for them, and it makes me feel better about myself.
We have free text messaging on our cell phones. It is awesome because my husband will text things that he won’t talk about in person. This helps, too.