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Offline rkd1987

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Staying Occupied
« on: October 19, 2008, 05:36:40 AM »
Hey all,

As a newbie, I'm not sure if something like this is being done elsewhere in the forums, but I think it would be a brilliant idea or us to all share ideas for staying occupied after a knee surgery. You know, those times where you can't really walk or drive and you're confined to your house for endless hours, day after day. Honestly, I think sometimes that the boredom is the hardest part.

I'll start off with a couple of the more obvious ones, and you post things that others may not have thought of!

Video Games
Reading
Television
Movies
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3-2003 Left Knee scope for OCD. LR & sever/realign/repair patellar tendon

5-10-2006 TTO Left Knee.

11-20-2008 TTO Right Knee

Offline maryc

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Re: Staying Occupied
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2008, 05:58:26 AM »
Take an online course, learn to knit, write a funny story
8/4/07 fell
8/5 diagnosed TPF
8/6 surgery plate and 6 screws
8/12 out of hospital NWM
8/21 staples removed
9/18 OS appt - WBAT with crutches
10/10 - WBAT with cane
10/27 - back to work w/cane
12/26 - no cane, slight limp when tired
1/25/08 - released from PT, no limp
2/3/09 - Released by OS

Offline Caroline109

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Re: Staying Occupied
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2008, 02:54:59 PM »
Puzzle books
iPod for music
Caroline
Chronic low platelet count
Men. surgery, both knees 2003,2007,2008
R PKR Sept. 17, 2008 - Biomet Oxford Partial
LK-TKR 4/21/2010 Biomet Vanguard Signature Knee
Scar tissue issue next to TKR knee
March 2, 2011: PKR to be revised to a TKR

Offline mnanc

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Re: Staying Occupied
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2008, 09:29:02 PM »
i tried to read but the pain medicine wouldn't let me. worked crosswords and jigsaw puzzles. visitors were a big help, so long as they don't stay long.

Offline squibler

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Re: Staying Occupied
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2008, 11:44:00 PM »
I haven't had surgery yet, but I have a friend who did.  She stayed occupied by playing a computer game called The Sims 2.  You get to create your own people and raise them from babies to senior citizens.  She got me hooked on it.  It's quite addicting lol.