Okay, so we all know that having Costochondritis or any other ailment is really tough on you and the loved ones around you. For instance, cleaning REALLY freaking hurts.
So one day, I was so flustered because I had just cleaned and was in so much pain- then a light bulb came on inside and I thought, "I really need a personal assistant." Then I laughed at myself....then I was like "wait a minute....hmmmmm...."
I can't spend a lot of money like a lot of us reading this post, but I could use the money I use to have to go out or buy clothes to make life a little bit easier. So my hubby and I put an ad out at church about looking for a college student who wanted to clean our apartment and be a personal assistant. I live near a college and knew tons of great kids are always looking for odd jobs.
They need really flexible hours and are great with $10-14 an hour. I got a bite really quick and yesterday I hired Kristin for 2 1/2 hours. It was such a blessing and just awesome! She cleaned the place. Then we quickly went through a list of things I needed done (that I can't do because of lifting things). We got tons done and the best part? For the first time in 3 years, our apartment and car were clean, and my costo wasn't worse. Consequently, I'm going to have her come every week for just a couple of hours to clean, help me cook, run errands, etc.
I have no clue what your personal financial situation is. But if you are able to hire someone for just a couple of hours a week to make your life more peaceful, it may be worth a go.
I'm a professional theater actress and Christian singer. I've had Costochondritis since October 31st, 2006. On March 10, 2010, I found out the reason for all my pain, numbness and tingling, headaches, low energy, costochondritis, and other weird symptoms, it's Celiac Disease! So now I'm on the road to recovery!
To those seeking healing, this blog is all about coping with Costochondritis, packed with information that I hope blesses you in some way. So take some time to dig through the craziness and read the comments, good stuff. I no longer write on this blog, but I pray you find some answers here!