He is strong and not much stops him. He is very physical during his everyday work. If something needs done, especially a home improvement project, he's on it. What happens though is the body can only take so much and then it starts saying, "too much".
My hubby doesn't know how to pace himself. His mind just says do it and there's no stopping. The awareness of his limitations seems to be almost zero. Which in some cases can be to an advantage. Unfortunately he needs to consider that his muscles and joints have a been under stress on an almost daily basis. We are doing a backyard renovation with big plans. As usual a small idea has turned into a way bigger project.Hiring someone else to do much of anything is out of the question. It will be beautiful when it's done. Today his body shut down, both wrists/hands are swollen and painful. I'm sure it's from the machine he used to dig the trenches. It's not totally from that, because I think it's an existing condition that was pushed beyond its limits. Basically all of his joints are volatile and when he over does it is a complete take over. This is very hard for me to see. I can't do anything about it. I get angry when he keeps doing things when he hurts. Not angry mad, angry scared. I hate that he can't stop and listen to his body and know when to pull back a little. I've rubbed his hands with Ben Gay and put moist heat on them given him Advil. I'm sure it's probably some type of Carpel Tunnel or Arthritis. It runs in his family. I fear him ruining his body. I worry about him.......... I hurt when he hurts.