The quality of my life and stress level improved tremendously when my friends Becki and Todd did household chores which were overwhelming to me because of physical pain. A cold and/or inclement weather made vacuuming my stairs, taking out my garbage, and bringing my mail inside a strain for me.
How My Friends Got Me Through a Bad DakotaWinter
Recently, Fargo has had several blizzards and 20-below wind chills. My arthritis, bad cold, and fibromyalgia were slowing me down — for the second time in three weeks. When my physical pain deepens, I do my best to avoid contact with my stairs. They hadn’t been vacuumed in several weeks. While Todd vacuumed, Becki made the heroic trek around the snow piles to my dumpster; then, the mailbox. It seemed a big effort to get dressed, to do that. We also got to catch up a little over a brief Big Bang Theory episode.