Thursday, June 8, 2017

Preparing Diversions

six knitting projects cast on and started
June 2017
Last week, I prepared several knitting "kits": shawls, cowls, and house socks to work on while recovering from a total knee replacement later this month. Perhaps I will not feel like knitting, but these projects are cast on and ready should I want a diversion. I chose easy and intermediate patterns and may even fall back knitting simple dishcloths.

My iPad and Kindle are loaded with audio books and ebooks, and I purchased a few word search pads from the Dollar Store. I've added some movies and documentaries to my Netflix account. A jigsaw puzzle is handy, and after a few weeks of recuperation, I'll probably feel like working on it, too.

I will not be driving for six - eight weeks; thus, I'll be sticking close to home other than catching a ride to physical therapy appointments. These diversions and projects should keep me from getting cabin fever.


21 comments:

  1. Looks like you are very well prepared for your upcoming home-boundness! You should not get bored which can be a great stumbling block. Wishing you great success with your knee replacement and a speedy recovery.

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  2. How smart of you to plan ahead! As you said, even if you don't feel like doing much, everything will be ready if the spirit moves you.

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  3. Nothing beats a good plan and you sure enough have one. Hope the surgery goes well and your recovery a smooth one.

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  4. Good planning! When is your surgery? My mom has had two knee replacements. The recovery was painful at first, but went very quickly. And the results have been awesome.

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  5. When is your surgery? You might be really surprised with how quickly you feel up to doing "light" things. I will be sending my good wishes for a speedy recovery.

    Looks like you've made a good plan for the down time.

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  6. My goodness you are very organized! The last surgery I had was two years ago when I had my pacemaker implanted. Since they told me I would be up and about that afternoon, I didn't plan any diversions. Big mistake! Since I ended up in the hospital for five days and down for several weeks after that, I didn't have anything prepared. My husband didn't have a clue what I was asking for when I requested my yarn and needles. I really do need to educate him in knitting terminology. Ha ha! I'm so glad you've made so many good plans. And maybe you'll be up and about quicker than you think.
    Blessings, Betsy

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  7. Good planning for that recuperation time! You will still get cabin fever, but I'm sure this will help a lot. Hopefully you have friends to stop by and visit to help with that cabin fever.

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  8. You've done good getting so organized! 😊 I've had both knees done and it's good to have a few things ready. Good luck on your surgery. Hugs,

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  9. Nancy,

    Total knee replacement, oh Im sorry. I hope it will go really well. You are so organized and that is good. I wish I could send you a casserole!!!!!! You are in my prayers for a full speedy recovery Nancy!

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  10. I hope your surgery goes well (it will!) and that you will bounce right back. I, too, made knitting kits in January for my foot surgery in February. It is wonderful to have everything ready. That is until you change your mind about what you want to knit with that certain yarn.

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  11. Best of luck with your knee surgery - and be sure that your bloggy friends are all thinking of you. It's great to see that you have plenty of projects planned, all ready and waiting, if and when you want to start one or two.

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  12. This is exactly what I did for my total knee replacement last August. It was great to get all my Christmas gifts made while recovering; didn't feel like I was wasting time while healing. The surgery's so worth it--good luck in your recovery period. You'll do well.

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  13. I love to line up my projects like this! Great idea to do it now so you don't have to scramble or worse (horrors) as DH to help dig for something! lol

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  14. Great forward thinking. You may be driving quicker than you think. I was cleared to drive at 2 weeks. Holding you in my thoughts.

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  15. Nancy, I will be thinking of you making a speedy recovery. I love your prepped knitting kits. I do that before I go on holiday, but recovery and a combatant of cabin fever make excellent sense.

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  16. I'm glad you are making the proper preparation and I will be praying that your surgery goes perfectly and your recovery is easy and relaxing. Please keep in touch so we know you are progressing well.

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  17. Well done on being so prepared. I wish you well for a speedy recovery. Exercise, exercise was the key for Linda and me in recovery. I started simple feet exercises as soon as I was aware of my surroundings after surgery.

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  18. It looks like you're all set! Good luck with surgery and your recovery!

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  19. Keep us posted on how you're doing! You can still post, right?

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  20. You will be able to knit and keep busy. I hope your surgery and rehab goes well! I have heard that after the replacement you have less pain immediately. Several of the carvers have had it done recently. It is a good time of year at least you won't have to worry about ice and slipping. I hope your freezer is full of prepared meals too! :)

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  21. I'll be praying for a complete and speedy recovery, sweet friend!

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