Friday, July 26, 2013

About chronic disease: muscle weakness

Mother Combing Child's Hair painted 1879 by Mary Cassatt
 
I can longer brush my own hair with ease. It is a major effort which causes pain. I need someone to brush my knotted hair.

I can no longer cut the veges with ease. It is difficult and dangerous. I need someone to cut my health giving foods.

I can no longer hang the washing on the line with ease...

You get the idea? I could go on but I think you get the idea. I don't really want to whine on and complain. I know there are many people out there with worse problems than mine. It's just that I had a realization: How can I be a mother to my children if what I really need is a mother. How can I be a mother when I need a mother?

3 comments:

  1. Thank you very much for sharing this post with us!! It was quite informative!

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  2. Hi. I wanted to tell you, for what it's worth, you are not alone. I've had these same questions racing through my mind. When my body was at it's worst a few years ago, we hired a friend of my daughter to come over and give my granddaughter some activity time. (I'm raising one of my granddaughters) She got her outdoor playtime in, her lunch, etc. I wish I had a good answer for you but really, you can only do what you can do. And kids are so adaptable! Love them and they'll grow up knowing it. Soft hugs for you. xoxo

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  3. Michelle, thanks so much fore your kindness and for taking time to respond. It means a lot to me.

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