I get a bit frustrated. My husband is a good patient if I am home and ‘nagging’ at him. He eats when I feed him, he does his PT when I suggest it, and we do Tai Chi together when I insist.
However, when I am at work, he snacks instead of eats…he doesn’t do his therapy and he says he is too tired for Tai Chi, which really improves his attitude and mental being.
I can’t be in two places at once. Today is honey do day. I’ve finished with the Christmas stuff and have some errands to run. Wednesday is a no car day, Thursday is a 6 month follow up and CT scan with the oncologist. I work 12 hrs Friday and Saturday. Sunday we go to his daughter’s house.
Monday I head to young son’s place.
My not so good patient will have 3 days to fend for himself. I dare not leave him for any longer than that.
After the Holidays, I will have to go visit my mom and oldest son. And…well of course there will be work, and lots of 12 hr shifts to get used to.