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In July of this year, I (33F) had an accident and broke 4 bones in my ankle and leg, including shattering my fibula. A week ago, I had my third reconstructive surgery to help correct the damage including new hardware and a bone graft. On doctors orders, I’ve been told to elevate, be non weight bearing, and if I do have to get up and around to wear a moonboot, which has been the advice since the accident happened.
My husband (33M) has been incredibly supportive and stepped up big time to do all of the cooking, driving and even taking on freelance work in addition to his full time job to help support us while I cannot work with this injury. (My employer has been very accommodating and understanding, but do to the nature of my job, working isn’t in the cards right now.)
However, my husband is extremely messy. I’m not too bothered by this usually, but as I’m off my feet at the moment, it has gotten out of control. As in piles of dishes and packaging and garbage from the past week. It all came to a head this morning when I was trying to make us coffee and slipped on some plastic that was left over from the packaging from dinner the night before. It really, really hurt. I started crying out of pain and frustration and I explained to my husband how frustrated I am with the state of the house and trying to get around this mess on crutches and a moonboot. This is not even close to the first time this has happened. He got really defensive and frustrated, telling me he was going to clean the kitchen today and has been sour ever since.
He just went out to get me some more pain relief from the pharmacy and is now cleaning the kitchen. My husband has always been incredibly caring and supportive, it is just this one issue at the moment, but it is actually effecting my safety walking in the house. I do what I can, like vacuum sitting down or helping meal prep with my foot up, but when I need to get up, its a mine field. How can I stress the importance of keeping the house clean, even just for the sake of my mobility?
Edit: I have brought up hiring a housekeeper multiple times but my husband refuses due to finances. And when I say multiple, I mean multiple! He’s doing so much and absolutely refuses to hire someone.
TLDR: I have very limited mobility do to a badly shattered leg. My husband is very messy and it is effecting my ability to get around the house safely when I need to. Advice on broaching the subject with positive results?