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Unread 10-20-2005, 05:04 AM
reading post-op

Will I feel like reading post-op? (at the castle?) My mom said she will send me a few puzzle books to work on in the hospital if I want her to...should I have her send them? Or will they just sit there? ~Bearah
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Unread 10-20-2005, 07:10 AM
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The only thing I wanted to do in the hospital besides sleep was watch a little TV. Even after I got home, I could concentrate long enough to do a word search book someone had given me. I did enjoy light reading, like women's magazines. You may enjoy the puzzle books, though. Good luck with your surgery!
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Unread 10-20-2005, 07:47 AM
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Hi, the day of my surgery about all I could do was sleep. The next few days concentration eluded me so I didn't even open the books or magazines that I had with me. I barely managed to watch a little television. But, you may be different - the game books won't take much room. You might like to have them there - just in case

Best wishes.

S
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Unread 10-20-2005, 09:17 AM
reading post-op

I brought a book and some magazines to the castle. I could barely focus on the magazines. I did skim through them, but I was mostly in a daze. I would try to watch TV but would fall back asleep. I don't think that I was really up to reading and I can't imagine doing puzzles for at least 5-7 days after surgery.
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Unread 10-20-2005, 10:12 AM
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I've been pondering this too. I think I'm so afraid of being bored, I'll bring them with me. And if nothing else, they will make me so much sleepier again, that I'll nap, instead of lying there with that tired, glazed feeling. Hope the hospital has cable and the roommate (if there be one) doesn't want silence. I'm having my surgery at a small hospital though and when I had my D&C (at 8:00 at night, so I stayed over) in June, I had the room to myself. My dad works at the hospital and said one night they only had one person staying on the med-surg hall.

Katy
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Unread 10-20-2005, 10:53 AM
reading post-op

My girlfriend brought me 5 magazines to the hospital and I still have not look at them.(11 days post op TAH) In the hospital I was too tired and not seeing clear enough to read from the dillauded. Good luck!
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Unread 10-20-2005, 10:58 AM
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I bought some puzzle books, but left them in my bag since I never had the desire or concentration to do them. The light reading magazines, I forgot at home and wished I had them to skim through. TV, phone calls and more visitors than I expected kept me occupied enough to pass the time.

s
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Unread 10-20-2005, 11:15 AM
reading post-op

I recommend you leave them at home and let relatives bring them to you after a couple days, if you are still there.
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