An old college friend is treating me to a week in Lake Como. It's such a gracious gift, and she wouldn't take no for an answer.
Now that it's all booked, I am worried that my bad days could ruin the trip for her.
I have tried to explain: no matter how hard I try I just get a couple of bad days every week. Between depression & long term chronic pain, in the last 4 years the most I've managed to function is 3 out of 7 days. I know all the pain management folk say pace yourself. I've tried believe me. But my body just gets so physically painful, then my mood slumps & I'm under the duvet for 2 days, then I struggle back up for 2 days. The combination of pain & very poor/ bad mood makes me horrible to be around 4 days a week.
I can't help thinking this could ruin our friendship. I don't think she really knows what she's letting herself in for. So now I'm stressed and it's 4 weeks before we go. Any advice would be helpful.