Being flat on one’s back is excruciating, in more ways than physical. It’s easy to feel helpless, which can quickly lead to hopeless. This is one of the ways that I “fight back” against feeling helpless.
I may not be able to go shopping, but I can certainly order groceries. Smith’s (Kroger) has a service called Clicklist. For $4.95 per order (the first three are free) someone will take your grocery list, do all your shopping, and have everything ready when you arrive at the store.
I can do some meal planning for nights with the kids. I can make sure that the household has needed supplies like TP, and basics like milk, butter, and fruit.
Although I may need to ask someone to pick them up (driving sucks), it’s a lot more manageable.
This helps me feel:
- Like less of a burden on others
- Like I have some control over my life (or at least my meals)
- Like I am contributing something to the household’s day-to-day running