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5 ideas to help manage your family with Upcoming surgery or severe Illness
We all know that in a lot of households (don’t bite my head off, I said “most”) mommy is responsible for scheduling the day-to-day events, driving the kids to and from various activities, housework, cooking, doctoring, planning and the list goes on and on. When mommy is a little under the weather, mommy still performs all the normal mommy functions but have you ever thought about what happens when she is seriously under the weather? Chirurgická operace? severe Illness? Hospitalization? Hopefully, you won’t have to ever think about things like this but for some families they have been or will be a reality.
I have had 5 surgeries considering that 2014 so for my family, this has become a reality. I have had to take time out of “family” when it is time to rest and recover. With proper planning, we have managed to get through these times and you can too! here are 5 ideas that will help you if you have an upcoming surgery or severe health problem and need some help when it pertains to managing the family.
Tip 1- It Takes a Village
We have all heard this expression but it is so true. You have to ask for help if you need it! My family is so blessed to have friends, neighbors and family who bring over meals and help with the kids during the times when I am recovering the first few days after surgery and genuinely can’t do these things. If you don’t ask or let people know what is going on with you, they won’t know what you need. I am very pleased and don’t like to ask and normally don’t but considering that I am active in helping others, it comes back around when I am in need. get involved if you are new to town or don’t have family in your local church or mommy groups in your town. There are plenty of ladies who would love to become friends with awesome YOU and be a part of your VILLAGE! It does take a Village, especially when something like this happens.
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Tip 2- Be active in helping others
I brought up this point above! Be apart of your village. get involved in your friends, neighbors and families lives. we all need help from time to time! I pledge someone ideal now that you know needs something, they might not be asking, but they do! It really feels good, like soul good, when you help someone in need. Taking someone dinner, or even just asking what they need, using to take their kids for an hour or two and the list goes on and on are all ways we can help out someone. It comes back around to you in your time of need, I promise!
Tip 3- Be a Planner
One thing that helps me when I know I am about to have surgery and be down for a bit is plan! I make a few dinners and freeze them so my family will have something to eat, plan out activities for the kids a week or two in development so they are not going stir crazy and my husband isn’t banging his head into the wall wondering what to make with them and stock up on items at the store that I know my family will need in development so we don’t run out of anything while I am down. generally take care of everything in development that I can think of so for my recovery time (whatever that is for you) I can genuinely rest and relax. especially if you will be on pain meds and not 100% coherent some of the time you might want to think of writing down some of your routine out as well so your husband or whoever will be spending the days with the kids will know what the routine will be in your absence. If you don’t have the