My mother has turned out to be the worst invalid ever. Those who follow me on twitter will know that on Saturday morning, she tripped over on her morning walk and fell on her shoulder. She now has a fine break in her humerous, just below the ball-and-socket shoulder joint.
The doctor has put her right arm in a cuff-and-collar sling and said not to move it for two weeks. So far she had abided by this advice (it's been two days) but we still can't stop her doing things around the house. Things that should be far to difficult for her with only one arm.
For example, she's still washing up when we're not looking. And last night she snuck off and had a shower by herself. She's constantly picking up things around the house and tidying and I've yet to see her sit down for more than ten minutes together.
I submit that there is a worse patient that the male down with Man Flu: the Mummy Invalid. Because she just won't act the part, no matter how hard you try to do things for her!
I just hope she isn't over-doing things, but who is the best judge if not her?