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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 LARRY COLDIRON on September 28, 2000 at 15:53:52:

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.
hi tess,
I too had a stroke leaving me paralyzed on my left side.I also loved fishing and being outdoors.
I'm not much in the crafting department but the puzzles sound like a good idea she needs to exercise her brain to.
there isn't any rcomendations I'm personally able to give but if a pen pa; will help her I'll be glad to be that! also I've found
it is possible to fish one handedI've taken my two 3 year old grandsons on a few occasions.
my wife found me an electric fishing reel for father's day. it works great just push a button and it reels itself in. the entire contraption is a little heavy maybe 15 pounds.
and it will set on the ground leaving her free to move around the best she can. the batteries stay charged for up to 4 months it says what I do know is it's very powerfull.
although it's not cheap I'm thinking it cost about $800 but it was a very good investment in my opinion at least it gives me some measure of pleasure. which had been lacking in my life.
if you'd like and this seems plausable to you for Kathy I'll be glad to give you any info I'm able to dig up on it feel free to email me if you'd like or even better have her mail me we might work out to be good friends by the way i've just turned 50 years old my stroke was almost 8 years ago.
looking forward to hearing from either one or both of you.Larry Coldiron

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