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I have no idea how to phrase this or even basically in Febuary have 11 weeks where I can't do anything as I'll be recovering from a major op. Does anyone have any hints, tips or even things to do that I won't lose my mind in recovery. 

 

Thanks in advance 

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Are you working from home? Even if you're not, I'd recommend keeping to some kind of 'work'-like schedule, e.g. setting an alarm to wake up to and sticking to it, 9am-11am work or something productive until tea break, more work til 12.30pm for an hour break (a podcast or an episode or two of a boxset over lunch) then winding up your morning's projects with some light social media stuff before chilling out for the evening with mates or the family. It's a system I used for both unemployment and rehab to stop the days blurring into one long haze of energy-draining lie-in and pointless web browsing. It can feel strange at first (I put work in inverted commas because it doesn't need to be professional, just something structured and productive/creative, like writing) but it definitely helped stop me tuning out from the world.

Also,if you are feeling bleary, get in touch with mates to arrange get togethers at yours - human contact when you're bedridden is a must! 

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Won't be able to do much, deffo no masterbation...

Can't lift anything heavy and not do a great deal. 

I've got Netflix and will be convalescing somewhere as yet to be decided. 

I figured something like a raspberry pi3 and all of the games. Are there any decent free book apps etc? 

Genuinely no idea what else to do as the things I'd usually do won't be possible until least next summer, maybe longer 

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1 minute ago, CavemanLynn said:

Are you working from home? Even if you're not, I'd recommend keeping to some kind of 'work'-like schedule, e.g. setting an alarm to wake up to and sticking to it, 9am-11am work or something productive until tea break, more work til 12.30pm for an hour break (a podcast or an episode or two of a boxset over lunch) then winding up your morning's projects with some light social media stuff before chilling out for the evening with mates or the family. It's a system I used for both unemployment and rehab to stop the days blurring into one long haze of energy-draining lie-in and pointless web browsing. It can feel strange at first (I put work in inverted commas because it doesn't need to be professional, just something structured and productive/creative, like writing) but it definitely helped stop me tuning out from the world.

Also,if you are feeling bleary, get in touch with mates to arrange get togethers at yours - human contact when you're bedridden is a must! 

Can't work at all,  I'd wanna get back in the saddle but neither job will let me til medically cleared. mates will be difficult as well be hundreds of miles from them whilst recovering. 

Ukff are usually awesome with this stuff, so thanks for responses so far. 

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Two years ago around this time, I was off work due to depression and due to a lump on my arm that had to be removed by operation. Initially, I was advised that the lump was due to blood cancer. However, that turned out thankfully not to be the case. After the operation, I was advised that I couldnt drive, lift things, do weights or go running for four weeks whilst my arm recovered and stitches dissolved, basically all the things I loved doing. Unfortunately this turned into six weeks due to my arm becoming infected. 

During the that time, I ensured my alarm was set at the same time it would be if I was going to work and I would try and plan something for every day, even if mundane things like "Wednesday, I am going to sort through all my old game magazines". I found that having something to do everyday helped me through, even when at times I would cry for basically no real reason. 

I ended up modding my original xbox and PS2, with the former I removed the hard drive and installed coinOPS which I learnt how to do after watching tutorials on YouTube. 

Friends are important but I know sometimes this can be difficult. I ended up going to a few gigs which helped with socialising as most of my mates were at work during the time I was off. I saw Pearl Jam UK, Royal Blood, Alice Cooper and The War On Drugs, the latter of which was spoilt because I was in bad pain due to my arm being infected, I found this out three days later after a visiti to hospital. 

Hopefully your recovery time will pass quickly. 

 

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1 hour ago, Abe_Knuckleball_Schwartz said:

Two years ago around this time, I was off work due to depression and due to a lump on my arm that had to be removed by operation. Initially, I was advised that the lump was due to blood cancer. However, that turned out thankfully not to be the case. After the operation, I was advised that I couldnt drive, lift things, do weights or go running for four weeks whilst my arm recovered and stitches dissolved, basically all the things I loved doing. Unfortunately this turned into six weeks due to my arm becoming infected. 

During the that time, I ensured my alarm was set at the same time it would be if I was going to work and I would try and plan something for every day, even if mundane things like "Wednesday, I am going to sort through all my old game magazines". I found that having something to do everyday helped me through, even when at times I would cry for basically no real reason. 

I ended up modding my original xbox and PS2, with the former I removed the hard drive and installed coinOPS which I learnt how to do after watching tutorials on YouTube. 

Friends are important but I know sometimes this can be difficult. I ended up going to a few gigs which helped with socialising as most of my mates were at work during the time I was off. I saw Pearl Jam UK, Royal Blood, Alice Cooper and The War On Drugs, the latter of which was spoilt because I was in bad pain due to my arm being infected, I found this out three days later after a visiti to hospital. 

Hopefully your recovery time will pass quickly. 

 

Thank you and hope you are fully recovered 

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I know this is off-topic, but if you're not doing so already then make a list of wrestling shows to watch and binge through them. nXt and Dynamite have been great since the head-to-heads started so get on those. Obviously fresh episodes every week. Go through the network and add to the watchlist (if there is still such a thing?) with some old school Raws, SDs etc. As much as it's a bug bear of mine, not a bad time for you to be off when there's so much wrestling out there to digest in terms of shows and how long they run. 

If you're going down the console route, try and get hooked up with an emulator on your machine and find some old classics. Check the games thread as I'm pretty sure there was chat about that fairly recently before the blackout. 

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Go to a library before the op and get out a ton of books.  You'll never get an opportunity like this again to plough through all the classics you've never had time to read.

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