How to Strike a Balance With Arthritis

By Carol Eustice — From about.com Published at March 10, 2015 Views 2,866 Comments 3 Likes 1

Daily Routines Can Consume You

Healthy people find themselves caught up in stressful situations. Add in a chronic disease like arthritis and those problems become magnified.

If you live with arthritis, you can vouch for what I'm about to say. You wake up in pain, have to get ready for work, perhaps get the kids ready for school or a drop-off at the baby-sitter, travel to your job, put in a full day, return home and make sure all matters are covered there — including dinner, laundry, bills paid, house cleaned, yardwork. I'm sure I don't need to go on. You get the picture. The mundane parts of daily life can consume you. Your disease can consume you. When you put the two together, consider yourself consumed!

Not much fun to always feel consumed, spent, and exhausted. Not only is it not much fun, when you become worn out to that extent, it's hard to see the forest for the trees. Instead of feel engaged and effective in your daily routines, it's drudgery with a capital D.

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redorangedog
redorangedog February 15, 2016 at 2:02 pm   

You will never regret caring for the needs and wants of 2 elderly people. They will provide precious memories and feelings that can not be gotten any other way. You will only wish you could have done more if it is for someone you love. The physical participation is a benefit for you, it fights fatigue and depression.
Cheers

Char62
Char62 February 15, 2016 at 12:47 am   

OMG! Someone else living my life. Add in taking care of the wants and needs of 2 elderly people that are for one reason or another require a lot of physical participation on my part. When I finally get in bed at night, I'm convinced I won't wake in the morning.

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