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Unread 08-19-2005, 08:33 PM
Ideas please...

I am three weeks and three days post-op and bored out of my mind. I am a homemaker. I usually love to crochet; but I have no desire to do that. I have a 21 month old and it's hard to keep up with her during this recovery. I have my 4 week post-op check up on the 24th. I will probably be released to drive; but that;s pointless ; cause I can't lift my child into her carseat.

Does anyone have any ideas? I'm resting like I should and definitly need & desire to. I just feel so sad, bored, and depressed. I know some of it has to do with hormones.

Miseriable in Michigan!!!!
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Unread 08-19-2005, 08:48 PM
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check the post above regarding boredom..they have some really good ideas. i find myself stuck on this forum all the time!!
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Unread 08-19-2005, 08:51 PM
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Michele,
Weeks, 3, 4 qnd 5 were the hardest for me. My emotions were on overload and out of control I felt like someone had invaded my body and I was just along for the ride. I was bored and restless and exhausted at the same time.
Movies helped me so much. I didn't have enough patience to read and with a little one it doesn't sound like you would either. I love to draw and am an artist but it isn't till recently that I can do that.
Just forget the crochet for awhile if it feels like a pressure. What is the easiest thing you and your little daughter can do so you do not hurt yourself and go crazy with boredom? Does she still take a nap so you can lie down when she does? Are there shows or videos that she likes so you can cuddle together and not run around so much? I know about the tv babysitter thing but this is a special circumstance. Can anyone help you put her in and out of the car so you can just go for a drive and go through the drivethrough for coffe or tea? I hope other mothers with little ones respond so you have more help. I am thinking of you and hope you heal well. I know it is so hard with little ones. You can't explain to them that mommy can't do that today or for awhile. I am thinking of you,
Marg
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Unread 08-19-2005, 09:12 PM
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Michele, as Cleomarg said, the boredom buster thread has some great ideas. Just a few other comments--I love to read, but I have had to keep it light during recovery because my concentration has not been all that great. Of course reading this site is fun and very educational.

There's also a list in the post-op section of ways to deal with boredom (click here) that might give you some ideas. I hope you can find things to do that are fun, without overdoing it or resorting to going back to work early!
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Unread 08-20-2005, 08:55 AM
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Do you feel up to sitting outside with her? I remember when my dd was around that age she was very happy to play with a bucket and a hose, it would keep her entertained for quite awhile. If you have a bedtray, you can set that up for her in you bed while you rest and let her color ( crayola has the best no mess stuff).
Good luck to you!!! Looks like we are finally going to have a break in our heatwave so it won't be to hot for you to be outside.
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