My Own Housemaid

Housework is taking up too much of my time and energy. Tasks that usually take fifteen minutes is taking me forty five minutes to complete. By the time I am done, I am too sapped to do anything else. My body takes a longer time to recover because of my physical and health conditions. The low protein diet is not providing sufficient calories to keep me going the entire day. I am aneamic because of renal failure. My diaphragm function is compromised because of the level of my spinal cord injury. That affects the amount of air that goes into my lungs. I get breathless easily. I get tired easily. Did I just say housework is taking up too much of time time and energy?

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

5 thoughts on “My Own Housemaid”

  1. Pity.. I am not rich enuf to afford a maid.. or else you get free cleaning every week. You better pray I kena freaking lottery.. and buy a landed property and get a maid to take care of the landed house… then you get free cleaning service.. every week oso can… shit… everyday oso can….

    Why don’t we do it this way? You pray that I strike a lottery. When I do, I will buy a landed property and then you get free cleaning service every other day?

  2. Ok, I pray for both of you and myself. Let’s kena together. :p

    Pray for a good paying job better.

  3. Peter, sounds good to me…. but I dun need it everyday… occasionally yes….

    Bryan, I agree… let’s semua win some lottery baby… yeah!!!

    I have been buying lotteries for more than fifteen years and I am still hoping to win. You go count the odds.

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