The doctors told her: no housework, no bending over, no falling, no lifting anything over ten pounds.
So, Mom tries to unload and reload the dishwasher. Sneaks around my sister who isn't letting her do any more than I am. What does that take? Repeatedly bending over. And that's not all: she keeps trying to pick up the living room (bending over and lifting more than ten pounds, in some cases). She's also refusing to use support to wander around (the house is a trip hazard, and I've seen her trip over her own feet in the driveway up to my aunt's house), and huffs that she doesn't need it.
And she won't. Stop. Whining. Mostly about how she's done this all her life, she's never liked depending on other people to do her housework, she's not an invalid.
Okay. Yes, she's done this all her life. She tries to be independent, but with her health, it's kind of spotty. But yes, she is an invalid. She is going to be an invalid until the aneurism she has in her head behind her ear is repaired, and the doctors tell her she can get back to her old routine.
If I wasn't worried about a blow out, I'd swat her a good one. Petulant, selfish snot. She's acting worse than my three year old son does.
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