So Bored!!

The good news is, I’m not in pain.

I haven’t had any pain medication since the second day after my surgery.

I’m almost giddy over the fact I have less pain NOW, immediately post-surgery, than I did for the nine and a half years prior to this surgery.

All indications point to a very successful outcome for this surgery.

The bad news is, I’m very bored.

My right arm and hand are immobilized.

Because of that, I’m unable to do much of anything.

I’ve been reading about one novel/book per day.

I’ve always been a very fast reader.

I’m caught up on movies and TV shows.

I’m not allowed to drive so I’m stuck at home most of the time.

I definitely have cabin fever.

I’m going for daily walks.

I can think of endless other things to do.

Unfortunately, everything I think of requires use of my dominant hand and/or arm.

I’m taking fake showers every other day.

Fake showers take a long time, and a lot of effort, and aren’t nearly as good as real showers.

On Friday, I’ll get my bandages removed and I’ll be allowed to take normal showers again.

I’m trying to be patient with the healing process.

I know I have weeks of recovery ahead of me.

I can’t wait until I’m allowed to drive again.

Showers, driving, writing, drawing, editing photos, texting, typing, managing my unruly hair,

These are the things I’m really looking forward to.

If you have any Boredom Buster suggestions,

I would love to hear them.

I can’t type responses to comments.

But, I’m reading all the comments you’ve left for me.

I appreciate them very much.

Thank you.

I’ll have another update soon.

** This post was written via a dictation app. **

4 Responses to “So Bored!!”

  1. Judi

    Don’t know if this is something you’d be interested in, but Deepak Chopra and Oprah have a new 21-day guided meditation series that starts today.

    Might be a good use of down time, let you calm your mind for a while each day.

    So very happy to hear that you’re in less pain!!

  2. Jenny Sylvester

    Happy to hear your pain is minimal or gone for now. Woo Hoo! 🙂

    As for being bored…I really have nothing to offer on that front…
    I’m not good at downtime/boredom either.
    Take an online class in something random? I think some of the big universities even offer free classes???

    Try to enjoy the downtime I guess.

  3. LisaK

    I’m so glad to hear that your pain is so much better! As for boredom, I’m sorry to say i cannot remember the last time i was bored 🙂 Hang in there!

  4. Mj

    You are bored but I bet that BIG puppy is loving you being home everyday/all day! I’m not one to stay grounded either so I can’t offer any help. Your recovery seems to be speedy so lets all hope it goes well all the way to the end.


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