I'm having a hard time getting my husband to understand I just can't do it all anymore. My husband and I have been together for 13 years. I have always been "superwoman", spotless house, kids always ready on time, dinner promptly at 6, laundry never piled up etc. No matter what it took, skipping meals because I had too much to do to stop and eat, up till 4am doing laundry, running around town with full blown flu because the grocery shopping had to get done. I spent years neglecting myself, my health, and pushing myself way past my limits. This past year everything has caught up with me. At 32, I've been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, severe osteoporosis, degenerative joint disease, sciatica, several herniated disks, and now pre-diabetic. The doctors are telling me if I don't slow down and stop pushing myself I won't make it another 10 years, as it is I'm looking at a good possibility of needing a walker if not a wheel chair in the next 5-6 years because of my bone/joint issues. I hurt daily, and add in BG some days I just can't muster the strength to get out of bed. I know I can't keep pushing myself past my limits anymore, but my husband doesn't seem to understand the world won't melt if I can't get to the dishes today. We've been fighting constantly lately, he thinks I'm just taking advantage of my diagnosis and using it as an excuse to be lazy. How do I get him to understand that i'm finally giving in and listening to my body, that pushing myself too hard to get through today is only going to result in a bad day tomorrow too?
Next Discussion: Any on-line exercise support group ? »