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How are you going to pass the time post-op? How are you going to pass the time post-op?

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Unread 09-11-2006, 12:31 PM
How are you going to pass the time post-op?

Hi Sisters,

I was just wondering what you all are planning on doing to pass the time while recovering? I know we'll rest a lot, but in between times when I get bored I plan on crocheting, reading, watching dvd's, and typing all my recipes to a new software program on my laptop. It's called home cooking. I like it. Easy program to type your recipes and save them to.

Just wondering All those already post-op..what are you doing to pass some time while layed up?

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Unread 09-11-2006, 12:35 PM
How are you going to pass the time post-op?

I've been busy setting my Tivo up to record lots of programs and movies for me so I'll have things to watch.

Other than that I have no clue. I hope I will feel up to sitting at the computer some. I love to play a few games.

I also have some books to read but I know after my lap in Jan that I never felt like reading.
Unread 09-11-2006, 12:37 PM
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Let's see....I am painting the house, ripping out carpet, vacuuming, etc. JUST KIDDING.

I have been reading A LOT. I think I checked out all the hysterectomy books and menopause books from the library. Plus, I am getting caught up on all movies.

Then, I made a "present" for my best girlfriend. Wrapped all my pads and tampons (unused of course) and put them in a box. Then I made her her first Christmas ornament for 2006....I wet a tampon and let it expand then decorated it with very tiny pon poms. Very cute indeed. She loved it.

Take care
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Unread 09-11-2006, 01:04 PM
How are you going to pass the time post-op?

Hi all!

I plan to catch up on some reading, probably play games on here, and I have a HUGE box of pictures that need to be sorted into albums. That alone should last me a month!!

Unread 09-11-2006, 01:06 PM
How are you going to pass the time post-op?

I am 3 days post op, things going well! Netflix has a free trial offer, where you can get DVDS free for a period of time to try them out. As a result, I have some great movies to watch! One of my best pre op purchases was a hospital bed table (that rises and lowers, just like in hosp.). My laptop, pen, paper, phone, magaizines, water bottle are all in easy reach as I sit comfortably in my bed and type. I also got a wedge pillow to help with the sitting up--makes all the difference. I went through my bookshelves and pulled all the books I bought and never read or read a bit and then life caught up to me. I have lots of stuff to read as a result. I find myself spending lots of time getting up and going so far are just flying by! Hope this helps!
Unread 09-11-2006, 01:30 PM
How are you going to pass the time post-op?

I am 7 weeks post-op tomorrow. I am an avid reader so I have read a book every day or every 2 days through the week when no one is around.. I started out just relaxing and needed it for the first week. The second week I had kids and hubby bring all my junk drawers out of bedroom, Kitchen, and then the youngests room. I sorted it all out and made piles of where it went. When I got up, if I could, I took it there. The next week I had the contents of my 7 dining room cabinets set on the table for me and did them. I am so happy to have organized all that before the holidays get here. Every yr I can't find something (usually the light tester) and now I have everything set. I got picked up a couple of times by friends when it seemed the walls were caving in and spent the day at their house. Different views are great!!! I have an ultrasound Wednesday to make sure the pulls and pains in my side are nothing and then go to docs office Monday and it is back to work and I can't wait!!!!
Hope everyone keeps busy. It helps the time go by but please don't overdue anything. If they bring the stuff to you to seperate or organize and it sits cause you just can't do it today, then so be it. You have plenty of time to get to it. I didn't see my dining room table for a week.LOL

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Unread 09-11-2006, 01:37 PM
How are you going to pass the time post-op?

LOL at pozyak!
I'm planning to watch tv/movies, play some online games, read some magazines and hopefully have a visitor or 2 for coffee. I get bored very easily and everyone around me knows that, so I'm sure I'll get those trips out for a "change of view" too!
Unread 09-11-2006, 02:53 PM
How are you going to pass the time post-op?

Hi Sister Angel, It sounds like you are prepared. One suggestion that I might add that helped me alot is getting out of the house for small amounts of time. Maybe going out to lunch after a Drs appointment or out to dinner on the weekends. It made a world of difference to me. As far as what I did when I was home...I watched tv, read, tried to learn to do calligraphy, and watched dvds. I also chatted with friends on the telephone. You will find though that you will want to rest quite a bit during the day. I hope that helps. How are you feeling by the way? Take care and best wishes! Melanie
Unread 09-11-2006, 04:41 PM
How are you going to pass the time post-op?

Angel -

I have a laptop (got it on a whim day before surgery and am sooooo thankful!). I have answered work e-mails (when I want to, people have no real expectations that I will). I also browse here and there. I went last week and got 4 DVD's out. I have to start watching them but just haven't been inclined.

The other thing I do is a 20 minute trip each day. One day mom took me to get a watch band. Today we went to get a bagel. Little trips but I don't feel caged.

Unread 09-11-2006, 05:09 PM
How are you going to pass the time post-op?

Hi Sisters,

It sounds like you're all prepared and have things to keep busy. Thanks for the extra tips those of you post-op gave. I didn't think about getting out a bit here and there...a must lol.

((Puggie)) I am feeling better. the antibiotics kicked in good. I go for a chest x-ray on hopefully I have a clear to go on sept. 25. Thanks so much for asking!!!

Thanks all for replying. It sounds like none of us will be bored sitting around


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