- August 6, 2017 at 9:14 am
Made it home from my groin surgery on Friday. I was not so nervous about the surgery itself, but more apprehensive about the recovery process & having a drain. So far it hasn't been as painful or debilitating as I thought it would be. With that said – I know I am essentially resting for the next 2 weeks.
Hopefully the healing process continues to go well. I see the surgeon on Thursday and then re-start Keytruda at the end of the month.
One of the nice things about working for me has been a distraction from melanoma. But, since I am taking time off to recover I need your suggestions – how should I keep my mind occupied/stay busy?
- August 6, 2017 at 9:20 pm
Journaling can be very interesting not only in the present, but in the future when you or your family looks back on it. I have gotten some significant insights that way. And, LOL, it's a writing all about me! Taking care of you is important, and this is one way to really look at what is important to you. Hope your recovery continues as good as it has begun!
- August 7, 2017 at 1:37 pm
Learn something. Guitar, oil painting, bird ID (Cornell Labs has a great website). Keeps your mind occupied and your neurons firing.
- August 8, 2017 at 12:50 am
Some of my coworkers had given me some puzzle books and my in laws gave me coloring books. Both were a nice alternative to reading and TV. Good wishes to you. Sometimes it's hard to rest. I tried doing a bit too much too soon after brain surgery and regretted it.
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