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Unread 07-16-2007, 03:15 PM
Fighting off Boredom

How you are fighting off boredom as you recover? I want to go do something, but if I'm up more than 1-2 hours I hurt and the bleeding gets worse. Plus I have to time everything around when I know the pain meds will be working at their peak.

I play on my laptop most of the time and am not a big TV person, can't concentrate long enough to read a book (which is something I usually spend a lot of time doing.)
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Unread 07-16-2007, 03:28 PM
Fighting off Boredom

I couldn't concentrate to read either unless it was something fluffy like a People or an US magazine. I have a Nintendo DS and I treated myself to a new game for that. Nintendo is a great time passer. Before you know it, you have wasted hours really doing nothing. But still had the attention span of a gnat with the bladder of a hamster. I watched my favorite shows. Got all addicted to Crossing Jordan. Never watched it before and now its cancelled. Judge Judy is I DVR them because I lose interest if commercials are involved. I spend a lot of time here on the computer. I organized my budget in a tiny binder. And thats about the extent of it.

Didn't feel well enough and don't have the money while on leave to shop. Can't window shop...that NEVER works.
Unread 07-16-2007, 04:32 PM
Fighting off Boredom

And there is ALWAYS some kind of Law & Order on!

I think you might be trying to read stuff that is good for you! now is the time to read all that brainless [email protected] that you would normally be ashamed to be seen reading...

"Is that as Romance novel??"

"It [cough cough] must be the drugs!"
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Unread 07-16-2007, 04:53 PM
Fighting off Boredom

Yeah, I watch a lot of the 'judge' shows by day when here. Today I actually had a coworker pick me up and drop me off at work and I went to a 1.5 hour meeting and I survived quite well. I get so nervous/crazy sitting still. My doctor would not have approved, I'm sure. I just popped 3 iboprophen before I left and I'm still feeling 'ok' except for a sore area behind one knee but no one ever sees red or swelling and so I let it be and try not to worry about it. I've also posted elsewhere that I read as many tabloid type magazines as possible, plus other ones about celebrities, health......I used to like crosswords but think i'd have trouble concentrating right now. At the meeting I did feel spacey today even though I hadn't taken any pain meds. The nurse who called last week said it can take a couple of weeks to get all that anesthesia out of the body. HmmmmmmmmmI'm going round and round, aren't I? What else to pass time? I write thank yous. I dream how I'd like to change everything around in the townhouse. I walk to go water a plant w/a measuring cup instead of the heavy pitchers I usually use. I read the paper. Listen to music? If you can be up one hour w/not a lot of pain, maybe take a little walk close to the house? I do half mile laps and they take about a half hour and then i come rest again. I talk on the phone a lot, too. Gabby me.

Okay. I'll let you rest, now. I hope all the sisters can give you some good ideas. Good luck fighting the boredom. I want to drive SO bad but I know from trying to just go to a store w/daughter Saturday that it was tooooo much toooooo soon. Owie. You are smart to stay nearer to home base.

E. P.S. my water ratio for a half mile lap is a 16.9 oz bottle of water........i make sure i fill the bottle and drink the entire thing by the time i get back home. Thanks to all who are recommending water w/the walking.
Unread 07-16-2007, 05:01 PM
Fighting off Boredom

I'm a scrapbooker, with never enough time to scrapbook. My DH brought up all my scrapbook bags to my bedroom and set up a table. My goal is to complete 2 pages a day, so I'm not hunched over the table for too long. I feel like I'm getting something done, but it's still very sedentary
Unread 07-16-2007, 05:02 PM
Fighting off Boredom

dear elefante, I hope you have a Good Boss. Going to any work at all can endanger your short term disability status if you have a boss dragon....
Unread 07-16-2007, 05:08 PM
Hi, lalawoman

Originally Posted by lalawoman
dear elefante, I hope you have a Good Boss. Going to any work at all can endanger your short term disability status if you have a boss dragon....
I don't have short term disability; I teach at a local college and so had to give up my extra summer pay. My doctor knows from a cerclage 15 years ago how stubborn and ornery I can be. Anyway, it worked out....thanks for the warning for other sisters,.....gotta RUN! Not literally.....E. A co worker just brought me a feast!
Unread 07-16-2007, 05:10 PM
Fighting off Boredom

Food Network is great TV now and again. I have NetFlix also and I anticipate being able to catch up on all those girlie type movies that my DH won't watch. I also draw and paint but never get an opportunity during the normal course of my regular hectic life. My watercolors are calling me and I can't wait until I have the energy to focus on a painting.
Unread 07-16-2007, 06:47 PM
Fighting off Boredom

This is the first day I have been left totally alone. I was happy not to have DH peeking in every few minutes to check on me but I found myself bored. Bought a counted cross stitch the other day but like most don't have the concentration to read or sitich.
I cannot wait until I can drive and I need some movies I think!!!
I just wish I could be more productive
Unread 07-16-2007, 06:55 PM
Fighting off Boredom

Originally Posted by lalawoman
dear elefante, I hope you have a Good Boss. Going to any work at all can endanger your short term disability status if you have a boss dragon....
Nasty little dragon eggs!

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