[quote=Rosiemac;2664707]Linda, i know you were wanting to save some money, so could you not do your own housework by splitting it over a couple of days so it's not too much?. Say dusting one day, then vacuuming and washing the bathroom and floors the day after?.[quote]
No, I wish I could. A day of work saps nearly every ounce of energy that I have. After work if I can put together my lunch or dinner for the next day, or make dinner or do a load of laundry I'm lucky. So far as doing it before work, not an option because then I wouldn't have the energy and stamina to make it through my work shift.
Unfortunately the bulk of house cleaning taxes me too much for me to do, and having your home in a perpetual state of being cleaned, is an awful thing. Dishes, dusting and laundry I can usually do, depending on the number of days off I have, but heavier cleaning is just to much for me.
I returned to work before I was physically ready, and the car accident didn't help matters. However I had no choice. Either return to work or lose my license due to lack of nursing hours. I worked too hard to get that license in order to lose it.
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It's very difficult, but I'm too young to retire. I don't have the financial means to retire, and I don't have the option of having a second income so that I can reduce my hours, so I have had to learn what my limits are both at work and at home, in order to allow me to function. Plus I take pain medication, both over the counter (for when I work) and prescription (when at home).
I think I'm managing fairly well, especially when I have someone coming to clean twice a month for me.
Paying someone to come and clean for me is not a luxury: it's a need that I'll more than likely have for the rest of my life unless my physical health improves, which according to my doctors is not likely to get much better than what it is now.