I have a 24.5 acre farm with horses, goats, ducks, chickens, and geese. I'm used to hauling 50 lb sacks of feed, riding the 4-wheeler both for fun and to check fences and animals and our trails, fixing fences, feeding animals, training and riding my horses, hiking, etc.
I found out I was pregnant on January 31 and my progesterone was low. The first thing out of my doctor's mouth was "No running, no horseback riding, no high impact activities."
This has been like torture! I can't go kayaking on the river we usually go on every year because it is just too dangerous and now I can't ride my horses now that the weather is gorgeous! I just had my riding gelding trained to go bareback with a halter and reins to adjust to a knee injury that makes saddles uncomfortable for me. I was looking forward to getting back up now that the winter nastiness is gone. I was also going to be able to play softball this summer for the ladies' league I'm in but not going to happen. I won't take that risk.
My family is treating me like I'm made of glass. My husband even asked if a box with some boots was too heavy for me. Really? I laughed at that one. I love that they care enough to be concerned but they're going a little overboard!
I was put on bed rest for a week and then for two week after that, no exercise. I'm allowed to start slowly walking, but boy do I tire easily!
I'm just NOT used to this at all.
Any other ladies chafing at forced inactivity?