I have an eight year old. I also have chronic migraines and possibly fybromyalgia. I am super lucky to have a husband that supports me and lets me rest when I really need to. My daughter is even empathetic and knows when Mommy needs dark and quiet.
Even still, I am plagued with guilt. Even embarrassment. I think to myself, what kind of mom goes to bed at 5:15 when her husband gets home and doesn’t interact with her daughter until bed time? What kind of mom sits around so much because it hurts to move? What kind of mom ditches family and social events because of the pain? Me. I’m that kind of mom. And that makes me sad.
I try to look on the bright side, I’m also the kind of mom that is aggressively seeking treatment and willing to try just about anything so things can change. I just hope that as my daughter gets older she doesn’t develop resentment toward me for missing out on things in her life.
Do you get the guilt? How do you deal?