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How do you cope with the boredom? How do you cope with the boredom?

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Unread 03-17-2008, 06:32 PM
How do you cope with the boredom?

Darn it, I can't get the Outlander (1st in the series) on amazon!
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Unread 03-17-2008, 08:27 PM
How do you cope with the boredom?

I am normally a very busy person, too. I enjoyed the time to just relax and not feel like I should be doing something. The only problem is that now that I am recovered, I still want the relaxation time to myself. I am having a hard time jumping back into all I used to do. I guess maybe I used to do too much. Enjoy your free time. It will be over before you know it.
Unread 03-17-2008, 09:09 PM
How do you cope with the boredom?

Some friends of mine loaned me the entire 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' series on DVD. So when I get tired, I go slay vampires with Buffy to keep from getting bored. Well.. I let her do the slaying. But I'm there for moral support.
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Unread 03-17-2008, 09:15 PM
How do you cope with the boredom?

I get bored very eaisly as I look back and think, where did that time go. Believe me, enjoy it and remind yourself it will be over before you know i!
Unread 03-18-2008, 08:52 AM
How do you cope with the boredom?

Unfortunately, I think one of my "cures" for boredom has been to overdo it....I am on my feet probably a lot more than I should be, and my walks are getting longer and longer. I can't resist picking something up if I need it (never more than 5-6 lbs. though and I always bend at the knees). I don't nap much, although a couple of times I have just sort of collapsed and slept for several hours. I have been watching Season 1 of "Dexter" on DVD and have ordered Season 1 of "Six Feet Under" from Netflix. I have read one book and am working on the second. I am online a lot.

I don't really have a bad reaction to all of this activity, so I am hoping I am not putting myself in the position of getting adhesions, which I had not even thought about until reading some posts yesterday...I have almost no bleeding (had some the first couple of days, when I didn't do much at all), and very mild pain.

Anyway...still not at a point where I even think about wanting to go back to work....
Unread 03-18-2008, 09:00 AM
How do you cope with the boredom?

Just enjoy your time. I was bored yesterday. Other than some constipation issues and gas I was feeling pretty good. I put together my son's easter treats for school, went to the dr to have staples removed and then made supper. Let me tell you, I paid for it by the end of the night. I had to retire to bed early and then couldn't sleep because I took a stupid pain pill. Most women do not get this kind of time to themselves to just reflect and plan. This is your time, use it wisely. You don't want to say to yourself after recovery. "oh I should of did that during my recovery" now I have no time.
Unread 03-18-2008, 12:48 PM
You said it all

I'm completely bored, but not much to do or that I can do. I thought I would enjoy it, but I'm just not used to being so useless. Hopefully I will enjoy it soon enough...when I'm feeling a little more mobile and have more energy.
Unread 03-18-2008, 01:43 PM
How do you cope with the boredom?

Michelle I know what you mean. My DH took a week off to take care of me and we are on day 5. He keeps chasing me to bed or the recliner! All I can say is thank you HBO and Showtime and oh...DVR. When I get enough fog free brain capacity I DVR all the movies I want to see over the next couple of days. So when I wake up at my finger tips. Netflix is also awsome, movies come right in the mail. And if all else fails I have old faithfull right here - Laptop and hystersisters.

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Unread 03-25-2008, 07:00 PM
How do you cope with the boredom?

i joined nerflix,its great! and i'm using online classes to fulfill ceu requirements,but most of all iget to spend all day with my cat,usually i don't see him til night because i wrok 11 hr days,it can be a blessing !
Unread 03-25-2008, 07:16 PM
How do you cope with the boredom?

Let's see...I am 5 days post-op and starting yesterday I have been getting the kids up for school and then planting myself on the couch while they eat breakfast and get ready.

My husband works nights, so I usually have every intention of going back to bed with him, but usually never make it.

I'm on the winter quarter grades were posted today!! YAY!! I'm on hystersisters, I'm emailing, I'm surfing...I'm indulging a guilty pleasure of celebrity gossip websites.

I also got addicted to crossword puzzles! I try and do two a day...keep my brain fresh...I still have to go back to school next week! I'm also reading a couple books, one I started last quarter and one I bought because I thought I would finish the other one faster but I didn't.

I'm desperately trying not to clean. I have severe OCD and hardwood floors...two kids, two dogs and a husband. The floor needs vacuumed every day. It's only been done once in the last 5 days. I have done a little laundry.

I'm also adding songs to my MP3 and burning CD's for my dad and a couple things on our video camera for him too.

I'm wondering if I should drive out to campus sometime before classes start next week to get my parking pass and books. It's about 35 miles round trip, about 60% city/40% highway.

That's it...didn't expect a novel, did you??? LOL

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