This "chauffeur" has endless patience...so far.
Now that my husband is home from the hospital, he can't drive for 6 weeks. Yikes! I had no idea how many places he travels daily. There's bowling 3 times per week...he can't bowl now, but he goes to support his team (and receive support from them). An avid coupon-clipper, he does his "drugstore runs" every week. Then there are his St. Vincent DePaul and other church activities.
Because he can't drive, I have become his "chauffeur". Luckily two of his bowling days are covered by teammates...bless them. I get him to the bowling alley on the third day, and someone else brings him home. Because walking is part of his recovery plan, I drive to the mall daily where we walk for about 90 minutes. Last week he looked at me hopefully and said "You know, I have lunch at Friday's every Wednesday." How could I turn him down? His activities are in addition to my own weekly schedule. I may need a bigger calendar.
The biggest problem with being the chauffeur is my passenger who has a difficult time relinquishing control of the car to me. "Why are you turning here?" "It's faster if you go this way." "The other lane has fewer potholes." I get many opportunities to practice deep breathing, which is a good thing.
Our marriage survived us both quitting cigarettes at the same time...I'm optimistic it will survive this too.
It IS All In Your Head!Cindy