A little list of things that have helped liven up my recovery....
Good Wishes – from so many people by so many means – cards, letters, e-mails, blog comments, texts, phone calls (to Jo – I’m allergic to the telephone!!!)
Sweeties – which came from various sources including over the Pennines and even over the Atlantic. When you are doing little all day eating becomes more important – even if it’s only tiny bits at first. As a result one’s sense of taste is improved (it goes really weird immediately after the op.).
Crosswords – I was amazed at how hard these became during the early days. Even the most obvious answers became difficult. I think this was the thing which above all made me realise how much the system closes down to cope with trauma.
Books – again from lots of sources. I squirreled away a load for my twelve week (potential) recovery and have also received some from friends. I found it hard to concentrate the first couple of weeks but am now getting into my reading swing again and it’s great to have such a selection. Bryony has already introduced me to 2 new authors - Note to self: must get some book blogs done!
Questions about identifying wildlife – once I got back on the computer it was great to have queries from Helen again (even if I got the answers wrong!!)
Backed-up copies of the Sunday morning show ‘Something for the Weekend”.
Occasional soccer matches on television – easy watching that, in many cases, you can fall asleep during them.
Classic FM radio – an effortless background to snoozing.
CDs – a few selected ones including a great Mandolin one from Mark.
Having meals cooked for me by Richard and Jo. Even breakfast in bed every day – thanks Jo.
Recordings of 1970s Formula One seasons. Those were the days of real F1 racing and brilliant cars. The cars slid around on the track; there was overtaking, and even the engine sounds were better. Thank you to ESPN Classic for screening them.
And, yes, I know I’m repeating myself but it needs emphasising:-
Good Wishes – from so many people by so many means – cards, letters, e-mails, blog comments, texts, phone calls...
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