involving a great deal of effort, trouble, or difficulty.
example: "He found his duties increasingly onerous"
Yes, life has been onerous for me lately. Actually, it's been onerous for both of us. As my regular readers will recall, I broke my ankle a month ago. Then, two weeks later, Lorne started chemo again. So, as I was learning how to maneuver myself around the house with a bulky inflatable boot and crutches, Lorne was feeling the effects of all those drugs that had been pumped into him.
Because I broke my right ankle, I can't even drive, so I've had to rely on Lorne for transportation to the doctor and (finally) to the hairdresser. He has continued to do the grocery shopping, but only a few things at a time because he tires so easily. He also tried to keep on taking the dog for her daily walks, but when they started to get shorter and shorter due to his fatigue, I called upon my daughter to see if she could pitch in. So that is one thing off my mind. She absolutely adores all animals, especially dogs, and enjoys taking Tegan out.
I still have three more weeks in this dratted "cast," and I can hardly wait to be able to take it off forever. However, I have noticed that my achilles heel and the tendons on either side of my ankle are aching badly. So, I might need some physiotherapy for some time before I'm walking normally again. As well, I haven't been able to have my regular massage therapy for my back because I can't climb the 26 steps to her office, so I'm aching pretty badly everywhere.
Once I'm up and about more, I'll be trading roles with Lorne and helping him get through the ordeal he is facing. Actually, we are holding each other up now - emotionally. Yes, life is onerous at times, but as they say "this, too, shall pass."
In the meantime, I've been so tired that I haven't been able to get over to read all your posts every week. I try my best, but it's amazing how much energy it take to heal one's body, no matter how minor. Do forgive me. I hope you're all still enjoying ABC Wednesday and remember to think of the original Mrs. Nesbitt, the creator of ABCW, and the very organized Roger, our administrator.
Also, I hope you're enjoying the glorious month of October - my favourite month because it's my birth month and because of the magnificent colours as the trees transform for winter. Here are three of my favourite photos that have been featured and/or won challenges on the Red Bubble site and, in my opinion, are perfect for this week.