I think perhaps I am doing this partly from boredom, since I have been out on short term disability for a while, and partly because there is no place to go to be alone in the house right now.
I am sure I am not the only one who has family members living with them for various reasons but it is not easy on myself or my wife.
We have a two bedroom home with appropriate size bedrooms and closets, a large living room-dining room and kitchen, with a laundry room and one bathroom as well.
Problem is, everyone in the house is on different schedules, and right now there are four of us in the house, and five on the weekends so we are constantly shuffling people and their things around.
Before all this began we used the second bedroom for a craft and computer room. The closet was used for extra storage and for the things we used for the computer and crafts. It was well organized and easy to get to. Certainly not the case anymore.
Also my wife and I are both dealing with physical disabilities, and our need for usable space is essential…Thinking about moving, but really…
We could move, but our long term destination is not yet resolved. We have good options, so should we move for a couple of years and then again; that just adds a lot more stress.
So, I think I am staying up late to watch television and see some shows I like to watch, or maybe because I am bored.
But, then I sleep late and my schedule is off.
My wife has always been an early riser, so she has started (about 3 days now) to try to get my medications to me about the same time I would take them before on a typical work day…hoping this will help with my high morning bs…And trying to have meal ready for me so that I can eat at an earlier time as well..
I know this is a start, but maybe I should be doing more.
I know he thinks schedule is not the problem, and just cutting sweets and carbs down (and quitting smoking) is the most important to the road for recovery, but I strongly disagree and have been telling him since, well, seems like forever..and now he thinks I am hounding him and he does not want to hear it.
Any suggestions to help with the schedule for someone who is temporarily off work…and who believes it is not important will be deeply appreciated. I just feel like if I post some of these discussions and then ask him to read them, it will re-inforce what I am trying to tell him.
It will also be helping me since I have been doing research before suggesting these changes to be important for him, as well as the fact that nobody thinks I know what I am doing, or that I have even told him these things.. He keeps asking other people for answers I have given him, and that plain looks like I am not helping at all and do not have any knowledge about his proper care…I believe I do…