Please help me think of ways to reduce the pain and tedium for my mom post surgery
November 1, 2012 12:48 PM Subscribe
My mom just had her third surgery to repair hip tendons and its expected that she will not be able to go anywhere without 2 crutches for 6-8 weeks. Besides limiting mobility, it also means that she won't be able to cook for some time--her lifelong passion and joie de vivre, besides plants.
If she were nearby i would go spend time with her, but she's across the Atlantic (France, I'm in the US).
I'm trying to think of ways to cheer her up, make life easier, ease the tedium.
posted by SpicyMustard to health & fitness (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
She reads a ton, but after a while she'll need a change of pace. There is apparently no netflix equivalent in France, so though she has an ipad, streaming movies doesn't seem possible.
The only ideas I've had so far are to write her letters, send her small gifts/photos just to break up the monotony. I expect that my sister will have my two nieces do the same.
For reference, she's had multiple hip and foot surgeries in the past 5-7 years and i think it's really taking a toll on her psychologically, for understandable reasons (she's not yet 60).