What can I do while I recover from surgery?
September 11, 2006 8:46 PM Subscribe
Do you have ideas for things I can do while recovering from surgery and confined to bed for 10 days?
posted by muse to Health & Fitness (32 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I must have orthopedic reconstructive surgery of my feet this week. I am totally confined to bed for a minimum of 10 days, with my feet elevated above my heart to ensure there is minimum swelling, bleeding and imflamation durting the initial post-surgery recovery. I feel confident about the surgery and realize that the procedures will greatly improve my quality of life.
I am asking for suggestions for interesting acitvities that will help me recover more effectively and keep myself occupied and my mind off any residucal pain. I will not be allowed to sit at my computer or do any movement that would increase my heart rate, (which would cause bleeding and swelling). I should mention that currently I am living alone. I will be having nursing care 3 times a day, but for the majority of the day, I will be alone.
I would like creative ideas and suggestions anyone may have that would keep my spirits up, my mind occupied, and decrease stress and anxiety.
Thank you in advance for your thoughtful interest.