I'm feeling quite overwhelmed
Hi to all. I've not been back here for ages; MyLovelyMan, now my husband, has a recurrence of his cancer and, at the moment, is in great pain which is proving difficult to manage.
I am not the world's most enthusiastic housekeeper but I find that my days are now totally eaten up with caring for him. Up and down stairs; fetching and carrying; assisting with medication and monitoring; filling hot-water-bottles for the back pain; making endless cups of tea and then rinsing the cups (we'd run out of clean cups by midday if I just put them, one after the other, into the dishwasher) and snack plates he's eaten from; and the laundry - the bedding and the nightwear . . . wash, dry, put away . . .
I am asking for practical suggestions to help me find my sanity, please. I don't want to spend all my time on tasks and chores.
What minimum housekeeping strategies can any of you suggest, please? Any basic routine that could be made to work, and still give me time to sit, maybe for fifteen minutes every couple of hours, and relax and just be a human being? Please?