Yesterday, my niece asked me if I could look after her 9 month old daughter for her and I readily agreed because she is the sweetest baby and I really enjoy having her. I had her for and hour and a half, that's all, but today, I can't move! So tired and my legs and arms are throbbing. She was as good as gold to look after and no trouble at all. All this pain just from lifting her. Its unbelievable and the thing is that because the baby enjoyed herself so much with me, my niece wants me to have her again whilst she is in work and I would love to but I really don't think I can. The trouble is, I look pretty healthy and people don't believe me when I say how ill I actually feel and the pain I'm in. I really don't want to upset my niece by saying I can't have the baby but what do I do? Its so sad when you can't even babysit for a couple of hours because you feel so unwell. My pain seems to be getting worse and I have an appointment with rheumy next week but I feel that my life has been altered so much and I find it hard to adjust. I just wish I could do all the things I used to without feeling I've been hit by a double decker bus. There we are, just wanted to get it out of my system and tomorrows another day so maybe if the sun is shining I'll feel a little better . Oh dear, just remembered, can't sit in the sun so that's out
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