This makes me wonder if others listened to books on tape.I have couple of suggestions based on my current experience.
First one: I'm an avid reader and when I first came home it nearly killed me to do nothing but watch daytime TV. Reading was very difficult with the number of drugs in my system. If you have a Reader/Patient, have plety of easy reading available to keep their minds active.
Thanks for this post Harlan. I came on line today to check about my Mom's statement that she had blurry vision 3 x post op and she had trouble focusing her attention. Yesterday was the first day she could read again. This was the first time she told anyone about the blurry vision. And it it's a little over 2 weeks post op. I know the same symptoms can be different things in different people but it seems to be something others get. I will mention it to the surgeon next Tuesday but I'm a little less anxious now.While in the hospital, I had difficulty focusing my attention, so I don't think books on tape would have been so valuable then. An I-Pod loaded with favorite music was great however. It helped block out noises and also helped me relax during those times I would wake up in the middle of the night and couldn't go back to sleep. For a few days after I got home, my vision was sometimes blurred. That's when books on tape would have been really useful. I'm three weeks post surgery now and have no trouble reading.
You may also want to consider renting a motorized scooter. We've never had the money for this so instead, after my surgeries, my husband would drop me off at the front of a store and park while I went in and got one of the scooters they have for customers. What a lifesaver! I couldn't have gone to the store otherwise. But renting my own for places that don't have them would have been better. I hope to be able to rent one after my OHS, especially if it's a long recovery. Although if it's too long, I may buy one!
Very true. xD. I wish I would've had one. o.o. I just had wheelcheers and those things sure are hard to control in houses that have hefty carpet. ><.What about the walkers that have the seats. I think that would be a good idea, just in case you get dizzy and need to sit down you will be able to. Also you are still up walking with some assistance. This may come in handy for people that wont have someone with them at all times.
What about the walkers that have the seats. I think that would be a good idea, just in case you get dizzy and need to sit down you will be able to. Also you are still up walking with some assistance. This may come in handy for people that wont have someone with them at all times.