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Hi All!!

I have a small section of my yard that I use as a flower garden...about 5 feet by 3 feet, if that.

I have been trying to plant flowers for a few days now. This used to be a one day project for me, now I have to do it in sections. I'm glad that I'm able to do even this much, but I'm frustrated none the less. I'm almost done...one or two days left, depending how I'm feeling. I think it would be better if it wasn't so darn HOT...LOL.

I seem to be worse when I'm bending over or kneeling? I also have a hard time if I use a mop on the floor, because I have to bend my body to use it. I do much better if I sit and mop by hand. Is this something any of you deal with? Just wondering how everyone else deals with projects...little or big?

Thanks, Amber

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actually, i just stay away from out door projects. two minutes in the heat and i am out for te count. as far as indoor chores... depending on if it is a good day or not. good days i can do about 50% of what i had previously done before my POTS and on bad days it goes anywhere below 50% to nothing at all and i just stay in the bed. like you mentioned about leaning over, that is harder for me as well. i try to limit my projects and if i have a big one i only do it when someone is going to be around to "baby-sit" me. i find too that i forget sometimes that i am doing tasks and i start new ones so it usually takes me a while. time wise just comes in spurts. i used to be really quick at doing stuff and now i just take my time on everything anyway. i don't work or go to school so... i have all the time in the world to do anything. i was a real speed demon but on everything in life i learned and adapted to slowing myself down. im sure your garden is beautiful and i hope you get to enjoy it as much as possible. good luck to you.

dionna :);):)

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Last year I wasn't able to do any gardening at all and it isn't much better. I am able to do very little activity.

My garden patches are also broken into several small areas and I worked on my front one, just a little longer than yours and I sat on a small fold up chair with water and just moved down as I went. I really could not do it without my husband for fear of passing out. I did manage most of the weeding, he did the mulching and it felt sooooooooo good to do something that I like. Still have several more patches to work at-hopefully I can do a little at a time. Husband has sooo much on his plate already and I love doing it. I also have to do it when there is no sun. ;)

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Amber, I'm laughing to myself because my garden has been partially weeded over the past two weeks---and I've had bedding plants sitting in their containers for almost a month, and have yet to plant them. I did manage to get my seeds planted in peat pots and get them watered at least every other day, but some of them are ready to be put in the ground and it's just been too hot.

So, to answer your question: some of my projects never seem to get done, at least not by me, alone! ;)

nina

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I can't do any outdoor projects when it's hot. Inside, I can do some things, like dishes, all in one go. Folding a day's worth of laundry takes two sittings, though, same with cleaning the bathroom.

I try to break up my larger chores into sections that I do over time. I guess it takes twice to three times as long to get projects done now than before I got sick. There are still many things I can't do at all, like vacuuming or mopping the floor, so my boyfriend does those.

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Whew!

Glad you asked the question, as I was really beginning to wonder if it was only my projects or chores that never seem to get started or finished.

I can sit and think about everything that I'd like to see get done, but never find the motivation to get up and get started. Maybe that's in part to not wanting to start something I know I won't be able to finish on my own.

It's so frustrating. The heat really makes doing anything outside almost impossible. I had my husband put hanging baskets close to the house, so I could at least go out daily and deadhead the flowers (which hasn't happened in a week).

In short........ Yeppers, projects or even simple chores takes seemingly 10X longer to complete than before all this potsi-ness.

Babs

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Hi, I'm with you there! I am so thankful when I feel well enough to get the dishes done and that's about all for most days. Today I actually made it to the bank and back home with out to many complications. I'm so thankful to have found this site.... I've had this for six years and have felt so alone, but just having found this site a few weeks ago, and reading some of the posts, has helped make my days more easier to cope with.

God bless,

Tammy

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After I got sick, we don't do gardens anymore (we used to do two), the flowers well now are a distant memory, we only planted them for graduation parties, and well the shrubs need a haircut, but none of this has happened yet as it's too hot. I can't seem to shake the heat one bit.

The only thing i get done day after day outside is feeding the animals, which is a must so i do them slowly but steady. It usually takes be 30 to 45 minutes on a good day, more if i feel like crap. The heat doesn't affect my goat's hunger...

Anyways i hardly do anything outside when it is so hot out, i need to trim goats up for some shows but i haven't gotten that done yet either. ;)

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Thank you all so much!

I'm sorry we struggle just to get through each day.....projects, chores, jobs, fun. But am very thankfull to have all you to remind me that I'm not alone. I take comfort in this. Good luck to everyone!

Speeking of the heat.....I don't have to go outside to get overheated today! It's 90 in my home right now and has been all day!! I've been sitting around with a hand towel around my neck, it helps some....but I feel soooo drained! My husband is trying to fix the cooler as I type....I'm keeping my fingers crossed that tomarrow will be beter!

Take care and stay cool :);):)

Amber

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I can't remember the last time I even started a project. let alone finished one. If I can get through a large print book, I consider that an achievement.

I buy flowers every year for my yard and get them for mom's day. Last year I planted them. This year, I sat in my wheel chair and told my hubs where I wanted them....it used to be my thing, my flowers. At least I get to look at them, so am grateful for that. morgan

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To even start a project is hard for me. I always say I am going to do this or that, but once it comes time to do it, I just can't muster up the energy to do it. Never mind finishing a project!

Jacquie

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I still haven't finished planting....and I have been fighting with one of my cats to stay out of the flower box!

I just want to cry when I see him laying on my plants, crushing my flowers and ruining my hard work!

I have been out of it the last few days...the heat is getting to me and I spent most the weekend in bed.

I hope to finish planting, but with my cat, I wonder why I should bother? But I'm trying to be positive, so I'll at least finish what I started, just to say I did it.

Amber

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