Since Rob has been home (about a week) from the hospital I noticed it must be hard for him to close doors behind him, because so often he doesn't. I would find the front door open, and that was a clue he had gone outside. I won't talk about other doors that were also left open I didn't think much about it, except that it must have been a difficult task, that he wasn't able to take on. Today I saw why he has been leaving the doors open. I watched him leave the house, he was managing the door trying to close it behind him, the door jam that was raising havoc with his foot, his cane..... all with one strong arm/leg. It made me realize the little things, like trying to close the door behind them, that are so hard for disabled people. That I take for granted.
I had gotten used to him being independant, and helping around the house - back to doing the dishes, cooking, the laundry. All those activities are back on me now. Not a huge big deal, just that I am aware of it, and I certainly know it could be harder than it is. I have a new job at work, and less hours which is helpful, however a lot less money but we'll get used to that. -such is life