Pain is Not a Lifestyle

pain-203x300I was walking my dog a few months ago when I saw a sign in an office window that read ‘pain is not a lifestyle’. For some reason that sign really resonated with me- even though at the time I was not suffering from any pain.

Little did I know that two months later I would be suffering from back pain so severe that I burst into tears when trying to walk and am forced to spend most of my time in bed doped up on pain pills. 

So for me now, pain is a lifestyle and it is awful.

Living with this pain for the past 2 weeks has made me realize how debilitating chronic pain could be- and how easy it would be to become depressed living like this for months or even years.

It’s also made me realize how fortunate, I am to have incredible support from my family. My husband has been helping with the kids, driving them to sports practices, doing laundry, making dinner- cleaning the house… basically taking over all of my duties so that I can rest and (hopefully) heal my pain.

But what about those people who don’t have a support system in place? What about those whose spouse can’t take off work, or whose adult children live too far away to help? How will they manage the day to day tasks that need to be accomplished?

That’s what Capability Homecare is there for. We are the people you turn to when you need help- with even the most simple, mundane tasks- folding laundry, getting the mail, taking out the trash, even bathing or getting dressed- all of those activities of daily living that must get done- but  for whatever reason you  aren’t able to do them on your own.

Hiring outside help while you recover can be a lifesaver. Hiring help can get you through the tough times until you are independent again. With Capability Homecare you don’t sign a long term contract- you get help when and where you need it. You are in charge, you are in control- and you decide how much help you need. 

The best part about using Capability Homecare is that our caregivers have been carefully selected and screened. Our policy is that if we won’t hire someone to care for our own parents, we won’t hire them to care for yours. 

Capability Homecare has the reputation for having the best caregivers in the Seattle and Bellevue area- and we are extremely proud of that.  Our caregivers speak English clearly, and they are experienced, compassionate people who live to serve.

If you find yourself in need of some extra help, please let us be the ones to help you. Call Capability Homecare today 425 679-5770. 

 

*By the way, in case you were worried- I am seeing a specialist as well as a physical therapist (who is doing dry needling technique) and hopefully I’ll be back on my feet soon!

** Photo Credit: PhysioAnswers

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