my children all decided that our summer getaway would be tto go camping.we havent done this for about 3yrs. my neuropothy really limits the amount of physical activity that i am able to participate in as well as the amount of physical activity that i am willing to participate in for fear of how much pain i will be in after the activity. as we sat together planning our activities for our adventure my heart raced and the tears just started to flow…our list of activities included hiking,bike riding,nature walks,a nature scavenger hunt,bike riding, swiming,volley ball,and a half mile jog. i have lost alot of muscle due to my conditions and cant even perform some of my daily tasks without suffering. i cant just stop interacting with my children,but how do i interact with them if i dont push myself to do the things that they are interested in? im going to push myself to do the activities that they have chosen but i fear that it will only be a disaster…my doctor has already told me NO for all of those activities.she warned me that participating will only worsen my condition,forcing me to not only let them down on our trip,but also long term. im so tired of missing out and feeling like a bad mom because i cant do everything with my kids that their friends moms do with them !!!!!!!!!!!! i tried to talk them into choosing a different adventure,but when i saw the let down in their faces and realized that they were fighting back tears to not hurt my fellings…i agreed to the trip. they know that i am disabled,but they dont know how extreme it is as i dont let them know when im in pain or sick,i just keep pushing until im in the privacy of my own room. i refuse to break their hearts and cancel our trip!!!! any suggestions on what to do?
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