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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Once again it's time to do something scary. Boy oh boy THAT is something I REALLY DON'T LIKE TO DO but I know it's good for me and, THIS time it's going to be good for my husband ... I hope. I have noticed over the past years that his activity level has diminished. When I retired from my job two years ago, he retired from yard work, taking out the garbage on pick-up day, etc. NOW he has developed a habit of not getting out of bed for up to two days in a row ... no sickness ... he just wants to watch television or read. Last week he stayed in three days in a row. I've written numerous epistles to confront him with my worries but haven't had the guts to show them to him. I'm really worried about his health. I know that muscles that aren't used regularly DO slide into "never land". I don't want him to let everything in his body waste away. He's only 78 and has always been active outdoors until the past few years. He used to be a young 78, but I see aging signs that could be simply his lack of activity. So, today is THE DAY for our little talk. It could be a win-win for both of us. I get to keep my husband for another 20 years or more, and he gets a better Sparked loving wife!
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CLEARNIGHTSKY 10/24/2013 11:29AM

    Sounds like a hard situation.

I spent about six months doing nothing but going to work and going to bed. I had just given up on life. Staying in bed was a huge escape for me. I thought I was tired all the time, but for me, it was really a manifestation of fear.

I had to hit bottom and realize that I was going to become very uncomfortable (more and more out of shape and diseased) if I continued on the path I was on.

I wish you all the best.

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AUNTB63 10/24/2013 9:01AM

    I too would be concerned with DH not getting up for a day or two, for the same reasons you have mentioned. I truly hope that you get this "talk" in and that he is receptive to it.....you both have worked so hard to get to retirement.....this is just the beginning of a new chapter in your life. My DH and I have been retired for a few years now and are finally settling into our new lifestyle. Best of luck. emoticon

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AMYSHUGRUE3 10/24/2013 6:25AM

    You are right to be a bit worried. This could be a sign of depression or some other medical issue. You might suggest a physical check up with his physician. Or go ahead and make the appointment and let him know when he needs to go. Good luck and I hope all works out for the best.
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