How many of you chronic migraineurs are able to clean your house? I have great difficulty keeping my house as clean as I would like it. So much so, that I’ve asked my husband on numerous occasions to sell our home and move into a two room apartment that his sister owns. Or let our tenants (who live in our efficiency), move into our house for the same rent so that we could move into the efficiency.
Why is this such a big deal? I am in constant fear of people dropping by to see me. It’s so bad, that someone stopped by unexpectedly one day and started calling at our gate (we keep it locked), and I jumped in the shower to have a “good” excuse not to answer the door. Is that insane? Does anyone else go through this?
One of my good friends, who married and moved away, is now in town visiting family and friends. As I type, I’m dreading her and her husband’s visit. Earlier today my pain level was a 4 so I got up to start cleaning, with the view to cleaning the entire kitchen, living and dining area and the guest bathroom. What I did do is actually less than a drop in a bucket; and now I’m laying down with a #8 headache, thankfully it’s not a migraine headache – at least not yet.
I have a very loving husband who does his best despite a full-time job and other responsibilities, but I still think it’s too much for the two of us to handle. On a “good” day, I’m only able to complete 1 chore and my “good” days, at the moment, are “few and far between”.
Please write in and tell me your experience and/or fill in the survey below. Do you have the same battle? Have you found a way to overcome this challenge? I eagerly await your responses.