And I am not talking about Covid. It is the new normal of taking care of hubby. As he doesn’t come to bed, sometimes starts off in bed, but can be in the wheelchair, the loveseat recliner, or I prefer his electric recliner, there is a lot of movement during the night. The last 2 nights I woke up twice, to find an empty bed, and him in one of these places. If he is in his recliner, I can put his legs up without waking him.
The morning routine takes a couple of hours, and my friends at the gym can’t understand why. Hubby was able to do everything for himself, and would often make the oatmeal, do the dishes, and I never realize how helpful they were. Just imagine that you are struggling to stand, have no strength in your legs, very little in your arms, and you are confused. That’s our situation now.
As hubby has 5 chronic illnesses, we have to check his sugar, his blood pressure, take insulin, so many pills, and have breakfast.
I have a 2 minute shower, unless I wash my hair, and then it’s 15 minutes, clean my teeth, put a comb through my hair, and drag it back. Moisturize my face, and a little eye shadow, get dressed, and I am done for the day.
So my classes at the gym are now a couple of times a week. I really try to get to the Body Pump and the CxWORKx/core. When I miss the other ones I try to Zoom, or do them on YouTube.
Yes, the new normal is starting to take shape, while we are both gaining weight.