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06-22-2015, 07:57 AM   #1
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Blog post I found about coping with surgery recovery, bed rest, the physical and emotional

http://debraborkovitz.com/2012/06/no...t-how-i-coped/

I haven't had a chance to read much yet, but there's so much advice there I figured many people will benefit from reading it. I haven't come across this blog before, I just found it when searching for ideas about preventing boredom when recovering. This post covers that and also has loads about coping physically after surgery.
06-22-2015, 01:28 PM   #2
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I went through something similar with an abscess. I was unable to sit for over a month. Then after the surgery I was sent to a rehab hospital. The worst part for me was missing my cats, and boredom. There wasn't enough to do, and I worried too much about money and stuff.
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06-22-2015, 01:53 PM   #3
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I miss my dog terribly when I'm in hospital. Last year I was in five weeks, then home for a couple and then back in for another month and I was missing her. The boredom and physical inactivity drive me insane, but I'm gradually finding ways to cope. Physiotherapists helped me so much during my last stay. I actually don't worry about much when I'm in hospital. I'm either just trying to get to a point where the physical pain is bearable, or on getting a good night's sleep, or I'm concentrating on getting home and thinking about my test results and other markers of my progress and all the simple things I want to do when I get home. So even though I have a lot of time for thinking, I kind of focus so much on the present situation I set all worries of the outside world aside.
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