Oh, how I wish it was as fun as it sounds. I mean, don't get me wrong, when I'm feeling lazy...sitting around on the bed or couch all day is amazing. I get to binge shows that my kids have introduced to, and I apparently am the last person in the world to watch them...like Dr Who.
I know the show has been out here forever; but I had never laid eyes on it before because it sounded like something I would have absolutely no desire to watch (sci-fi/fantasy/horror are all genres that I have never been into). But then my son and daughter in law came over and introduced me to it. And they did the best thing possible...they introduced me to some of the earliest shows. So now I gotta sit and binge watch what...20-30 YEARS of a show. No problem...I got this!
And then my daughter proceeds to start talking about this funny ass show she has gotten into...again, sounds like something I would never be into..Resident Alien. Again, I was wrong...that show has me straight up gut laughing in every episode. So, I will probably be sitting around next week once the boys take their butts back to daycare and school (they each were sick with their allergies all week...but allergies look too much like cold symptoms...so home they stayed...alllllllllll week) That was not my idea of a fun week.
So, why am I spending so much time on my rather ample ass, you ask? Well, because that back surgery they told me that I needed over 3 years ago? I really should have done it. Instead I came up with excuses..valid excuses...but excuses just the same. And now my back/spine issues have deteriorated to the point where I am literally stuck, either in bed or if I can make my way to the couch...I sit there. I really wish I could get up...I seriously HATE being dependent on Mani for everything. The good news is that I have begun to give Bryson and Na'eem their first chores to help me out. After Imani FINALLY (side eye...after about 6 weeks)did the laundry a few days ago..I had Bry and NayNay put all of the towels and face clothes away, and then had them put all of the folded laundry on their bed, for us to put away. I've also begun to have them start washing walls and wiping down the stove. Next will be giving Bryson the stepstool and saving small things for him to wash in the sink...spoons, bowls, cups, small plares. No knives or forks for obvious reasons...I ain't trying to get stabbed up.
But seriously...I am hating this right now. My doctor has put in a request for a VNA to come out and evaluate me for a scooter...oh joy. I am OFFICIALLY old and fat now. He also put in a referral for a PCA and a shower chair, as I have fallen a few times in the bathroom now. Yep...this sucks. Oh AND according to my medical chart...I have now been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I can walk for about 20 feet before my back starts screaming pain and locks up on my now. And my limit for standing on my feet before the excruciating pain hits is about 3 minutes.
Anywayyyy....I'll probably be writing a little more. Starting to do some chair exercising, since I can't stay upright to do them very long. Any suggestions? I'm open to them.