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Unread 10-02-2011, 07:07 PM
Recovery area at home

I,m wondering where everyone recovers, I have a split level, my bedroom is upstairs with a bathroom, but I don't want to do stairs every time I need to get liquids or foods. I'm thinking of setting up camp in my rec room with a bed in there, the bathroom is right around corner and it's where the family spends more time, am I crazy to be in a more louder environment or should I stay in my room up stairs,either way I WILL HAVE CONTROL OF THE REMOTE, ha ha
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Unread 10-02-2011, 07:29 PM
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It depends on the type of person you are. I like a quiet environment so I was happy to stay in my bedroom or in my computer room where things are nice and calm. That way, when I felt like lying down, I didn't feel like I was on display for everyone to see.
Unread 10-02-2011, 07:29 PM
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I dont live in a split level home but I had everything set up in my bedrome beforehand. Guess where i am now...yes in the living room either in my chair or the couch where my family is. I dont want to be alone. Maybe have both areas sorta set up and see which one you prefer when you get home. Oh and I DO have control of the remote!!! LOL
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Unread 10-02-2011, 08:52 PM
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Funny thing about the remote! I made sure, since I live with 3 men, that they understood I would get to watch whatever I wanted to watch. However, for the first week I couldn't really concentrate or focus on tv so I didn't care what was on, as long as it wasn't too loud.

I spent time in both my bedroom and my living room, to be with my family. I made sure either would work.

Best of luck to you!
Unread 10-02-2011, 09:39 PM
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I'm in the same predicament. I've spent a lot of time over the years making our bedroom a soothing sanctuary; I think I'd prefer to spend the bulk of my time upstairs in the peace and quiet. I have a mini-fridge in the room next to it, which I can stock with drinks and snacks. I'm not planning on cooking, so being far from the oven won't be a big deal. I do hope, however, that I can come down a few evenings a week for game or movie nights with the family. I'd like them to remember some of the fun bonding times and not just a discombobulated recovery. Only downside: no TV in my room. I'll have to settle for a laptop and Netflix, lol.
Unread 10-02-2011, 09:51 PM
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I have a split level home, bedrooms upstairs. I stayed in my bedroom for the first nine days. I came downstairs for dinner a few times. But I was in my room with the door open so my boys could come in and see me but I was comfortable. I just preferred my bed to the couch so it is just what you like better. Happy Healing
Unread 10-02-2011, 10:53 PM
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I'm alternating between my bed and my recliner in the living room. I find a change of scenery and position refreshing every few hours.
Unread 10-03-2011, 12:51 AM
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Most of my time was spent in my bed. I live in a townhome and I asked my doctor about the stairs....he said to do them in moderation. If I come down stairs, stay awhile, if I go up....stay awhile. So when I got home, I sat on the couch for about 30 mins and then retreated up the stairs. Its where I spend the bulk of my time. My couch IS NOT worthy! I felt like the Princess in the book the Princess and the Pea!

Before hubby leaves for work he brings things that I need: Juices (frozen from night before), snacks, cookies, etc and comes home for lunch to check on me. My kids are normally home by 3 and I'm downstairs by then so it kinda works out for me.
Unread 10-03-2011, 05:40 AM
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Thank you everyone, I'm 51, so my kids are in there 20's so they know to give me my time required and they are awesome,ya they still live at home (great economy) but I would miss them if they weren't here. If I was to stay in my room I too have a apartment size fridge in the next room but it just seems more right to have my kids wate on me for a change. Ha ha I know I'll get the rest I need no matter where I rest. Thank you all. Cat
Unread 10-03-2011, 07:25 AM
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I too live in a split level and I chose to stay in my bedroom because I couldn't imagine sleeping on the couch in the family room. Also, I have two boys and their sanctuary is the family room where they play video games, entertain and watch tv. This way I could dictate if I wanted to be alone or if I wanted anyone to spend time with me in the bedroom. My sanctuary happens to be my bedroom, which I re decorated to make me feel like a queen. I had everyone bring me anything that I needed and I finally went downstairs for the 1st time on day six. The good thing about a split level is that I only have about 5 or 6 steps to go up or down stairs, so when I did do the stairs it wasn't so bad. Good Luck!!!

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