Thank goodness the headache was gone yesterday. I can’t say the same for the cramping tummy, though. I started out OK enough, but Daddy had a bathroom accident, and cleaning him up really unsettled my stomach. I managed pretty well while the cleaning was being done, holding my breath a time or two, but once everything should have been through with, then I started feeling nauseated. I spent the rest of the day with the hot pad on my stomach and abdomen, trying to ease the cramping.
I’ve checked my blood pressure, too, thinking that might have something to do with how bad I’ve been feeling. Sometimes it’s been too high, like 144 over 80, but most of the time it’s been just fine. I keep getting these fleeting feelings of lightheadedness or dizziness, which could just be due to tiredness, since the BP is usually OK.
At least I did accomplish something yesterday afternoon. DH wanted me to go to the house for a couple of hours, just to get away, but I really didn’t feel good enough to want to move. So I told him to just pretend I wasn’t here, and I’d rest where I was. So, while he took care of Daddy, I did the research and wrote the descriptions for 5 baby toys to put on eBay just as soon as I can get the photographs taken.
I’m looking forward to Francis coming this morning to give me some more time away from Daddy. That should help. If my tummy seems OK after breakfast, I’ll go to church. If I’m still uncomfortable, I’ll probably just stay home and rest. Whatever I do, being at home or at church and away from the care giving responsibility momentarily will do me good.
Hopefully, I’ll feel good enough to get the photos of the toys done, so we’ll have some items on auction this week. This should have been our busy time online, but under the circumstances, there was just no way to make that a priority. After all, it’s only a hobby, but it’s a hobby that gives me a lot of pleasure, and I need that release right now, too. So I have to balance my time and energy to keep myself as calm and relaxed as possible and still be helpful with Daddy. It’s not fair to DH for him to end up doing everything, particularly since Daddy is such a pain to deal with most of the time.
If anybody’s BP is high, it would be my DH’s, who finds himself constantly stifling the urge to come back with an equally sharp remark, after Daddy has said something particularly insensitive or controlling. He’s always been that way, although I know he loves me, and for the most part I can let it go in one ear and out the other. But DH is overprotective of me, and Daddy makes him mad now.