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Re: Suggestions needed for recovering aneurism patient (she's bored)

Re: Suggestions needed for recovering aneurism patient (she's bored)

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Posted by Pooky on October 09, 2000 at 15:20:29:

In Reply to: Suggestions needed for recovering aneurism patient (she's bored) posted by Tess on September 27, 2000 at 22:26:39:

: My beloved MIL (48 years old) is the survivor of three brain aneurisms and two neurosurgeries.
: Her first surgery went well, but either during or after her second surgery she had a
: very debilitating stroke. She spent 2 months and 2 weeks in the hospital, 6 of those
: weeks in rehab. She has made an amazing recovery as her doctor told us the day she
: was discharged that she had progressed further than most patients do in an entire year
: in a mere 6 weeks.

: My MIL, Kathy, is now home, but she's bored out of her mind. She was once very
: athletic, enjoyed fishing and the outdoors, crafting, etc. I've been thinking and thinking
: trying to come up with something for her to do during the day. She has limited use of
: her right side and she has double vision. The only thing I can think of is jigsaw puzzles,
: but I'm not certain that she can see those. Any ideas on something she can do basically
: sitting down and one handed? I talked to her today and the first thing out of her mouth when
: I asked her how she was feeling was, "I'm disgusted! I'm tired of sitting down and laying down
: and I want something to do!! I'm bored!"

: Thanks for reading this.

: Sincerely,
: Tess
You might want to have her watch shows on television. The Discovery channel has some shows about crafts. I know what she meens about being bored. After my stroke, when my parents could take no more time off work, I was very bored. That's when I realized that watching TV eased my boredom. She might want to exercise, too. I think they have some exercise equipment that doesn't cost much, doesn't take up much room, and can be done with one or no hands.

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