Help me hack my post-shoulder surgery recuperation!
July 1, 2011 11:29 AM Subscribe
What are some things I can do before my upcoming shoulder surgery to make life a little easier afterwards?
posted by Room 641-A to Health & Fitness (20 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Well, Dr. Jointy McShoulder and I had The Talk. We decided that it was time to take a more invasive approach to my worsening problems, so on July 12th I'll be having out-patient shoulder arthroscopy performed on my right (dominant) shoulder.
For this question I'm not asking about the physical aspects of the surgery or the healing because I don't want to get freaked out. Right now I'm just trying to think of things I can do that will make the things I take for granted a little easier once I have to rely primarily on my left arm and hand.
The only really hackable things I've been able to think of are: preparing a whole bunch of meals that I can portion out and freeze for easy zapping, and buying a little coffeemaker that I can keep close to the sink. (Filling/using the teakettle is out but I've been too stubborn to give up my Melitta cone until now.) Oh crap. Dishes. I just thought about that. No dishwasher. Sorry planet. I've also ordered some strapless bras.
Okay, so: pre-made meals, coffeemaker, disposable plates and utensils, and strapless bras. I must be missing some other obvious ideas, right? (I should note that I have a tiny apartment, so while I'm not opposed to purchasing specific helpful items I don't have a ton of room to build Rube Goldberg-esque breakfast machine.)
High five! Thanks!
The packet of information the doctor gave me suggests, um, practicing bathroom hygiene, so, yeah....