There’s nothing fun about sitting in a hospital waiting room. And that’s where my husband and I recently spent an afternoon as doctors repaired our daughter’s knee. A volunteer welcomed us, a nurse liaison provided updates, and the lounge chairs were comfortable. For a couple of hours, time seemed to stand still—and then it seemed to shift into fast-forward. Jenny was moved to an observation room, fed, medicated, exercised, dressed, and released to go home.
She’ll be fine. But it’s been hard to figure out how to use (and where to put) all the medicines, braces, and machines. Trips to the bathroom are challenging. So is getting some sleep. On the brighter side, have you ever heard of “waterless” shower caps that you warm up in the microwave? They really work! If interested, you can check them out at retail stores or online sites such as activeforever.com.
I keep reminding myself that it’s times like these that make one appreciate the simple joys of living well. I’m going to take a nice long walk sometime soon and do just that.
We’ve found that cell phones come in real handy when Jenny needs help, especially during the night.
What tips, products, or other ideas do you suggest for those who are recovering at home?