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In which i bitch and moan

I did a private Pilates class yesterday for the first time in 3 weeks.  Today I am sore.  Even my hair follicles are sore.  No, not really but it feels like it.  In spinning this morning my Achilles tendon was hurting.  It’s been hurting on and off ever since Kevin and I went to Mexico. I think it’s because I did the treadmill there and I never do the treadmill.

 

For whatever reason, it’s been hurting me a lot lately.  Of course, in this household my leg would have to fall off for me to bitch and moan about it so I’ve been keeping mum only mentioning it now and again.  Fortunately, you guys aren’t in this household so I can tell you.  At any rate, I think it’s just a strain and I’m sure a cortisone shot would help.  I thinking of calling up one of my orthopedic guys to do this but I have so many doctors appointments for Keely that I have no time.

 

As a matter of fact, the other day somebody was asking questions about Keely and I kept saying, “then we did this” and “then we had this problem” and I realized I had turned into one of THOSE moms; the type who claims their kid’s problems as their own.

 

It’s ridiculous, I’ve always hated that but at this point I’m kind of a partner in this problem.  The other day in the hospital when Keely had another problem (which I don’t think I’ve explained) and the doctor came and said it could be this (less serious) or that (more serious) I immediately started assuming it would be the more serious one.  It turned out to be the less serious one (for the first time ever) and then I started worrying that I had Munchausen by Proxy syndrome.

 

For those who don’t know what that is, see the movie “The Sixth Sense” or I suppose I could explain. It’s when the parent (or parent’s I suppose) causes medical problems in their child so that they can get attention.  Now personally, I could do without this type of attention but it certainly does garner it.  I feel like having a kid with a medical issue is a huge disruption of my somewhat egocentric life but we do tend to get a lot of meals made for us.

 

Frankly, other than not cooking I don’t see the silver lining in the situation.  I’m not an empty nester like I assumed I would be.  I’ve gained weight with all the baked goods around here.  I have no time to take my workout classes except for very early before I have to get Keely up.  I haven’t painted in a long time.  I haven’t worked on my book. I drive to a tremendous amount of doctor’s offices. I watch an unbelievable amount of TV with Keely, which I have never in my life done.

 

The point is I don’t really desire to have a kid with problems. I’m not really seeing the benefit. I actually like my kids to be happy and successful so I can feel superior to the world.  At any rate, this post sucks and I was just saying that my Achilles hurts.

 

I used to be this awesome person in the lives of my children and now, somehow, I’ve turned into a stable caregiver.  Growing up sucks.  Ok, I’m done with my whine for the day.  I gotta go get Keely up, drug her up, and get her downstairs.  See ya!

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15 Comments

  1. Dylan Lin Calista
    June 19, 2012

    LOL @ Even my hair follicles are sore, hahaha! That was funny. But, I am sorry you’re in pain.

    Breaks in work outs can surely cause a lot of strain when you try and get back to your routine. I’m excited to go back to yoga and running but that’s what scares me – more pain. I’ve had enough of that already.

    You are still AWESOME :) and this situation isn’t permanent…it will get better. Now, I do realize that you probably heard this line more times than you’d like so if you wanted to sock me, I’d let you, lol.

    A compress helps me whenever I get sore from a work out…or one of those rub on analgesics. (I don’t quite fancy the smell but it does help.)

    I hope you and Keely both feel better soon :) Cheers

    • Lynn
      June 19, 2012

      thanks…

  2. Jester Queen
    June 19, 2012

    Caregiving does suck. And that scene in the sixth sense with the Mom and the poison in the food was horrible to see even before I had kids.

    • Lynn
      June 19, 2012

      yeah, I don’t see where this attention is helping my life in any way at all…

  3. Rebecca
    June 19, 2012

    Maybe you should have Daniel take her to some of her lesser appointments? I know you need to know what is going on with her but it may give you some time to relax?
    I don’t have kids but I understand how draining it is to take care of someone.

    • Lynn
      June 19, 2012

      I am def going to have Daniel drive her to rehab after the first appointment

  4. Mod Mom Beyond IndieDom
    June 19, 2012

    ((Hugs)) I hear you, Lynn – it’s draining. I have a child with a health issue and tomorrow is his monthly clinic appointment. When it’s not the clinic or the hospital, it’s all the meds at home. It does suck being a grown up. Hi five on that one. The everyday keeps creeping in and we don’t get the chance to do what we love to do or what we need to do – for ourselves. I’m glad you’re posting though. It sounds so trite, but really – hang in there. There will be a calm after this storm. And man – that spin class does kick the proverbial butt, doesn’t it? I need to go back, but I’m chicken!

    • Lynn
      June 19, 2012

      thanks…i think we’re on the upswing now :)

  5. Sheila
    June 19, 2012

    Sometimes it helps just to bitch a little. Everything can’t be bottled up all the time. When there is a lot on your plate, you’re
    entitled to say how you feel.

    • Lynn
      June 19, 2012

      WHy thank you…sometimes I just wanna bitch a littl bit

  6. Julie
    June 19, 2012

    Why not change it up a bit? Come to Chicago for a visit and take care of me. Just a suggestion . . .

    • Lynn
      June 19, 2012

      Wait. I thought you loved in the Northwest

  7. By Word of Mouth Musings
    June 19, 2012

    Working out will just hurt you – see you have proven my theory ;)
    By Word of Mouth Musings recently posted..Memories Captured. The Fountain of Youth.My Profile

    • Lynn
      June 19, 2012

      That wasn’t my point at all

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