Quoth the Yoda Puppy, “The day is dark and cold and dreary; it rains, and the wind is never weary. Strong the force was with that poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.”
Happy Monday all—Yoda Puppy and I wish you a good week with more light than dark 🤍🖤
When I’m stuck in bed, which is a lot lately, I like to find a variety of things to keep me occupied because I get bored very easily. I used to be a very active person. Now I cannot do a lot of the things that I used to be able to do. So I have had to adapt and change and find new things to occupy my time in ways that I am able to do. So here is a list of some of the things that I like to do to distract and entertain myself.
Please feel free to share your ideas too. It might give another Beddy an idea that they hadn’t thought of yet.
Some things I enjoy doing :
1. Watching movies / shows
2. Chatting with family and friends ( when my fingers and arms aren’t hurting too much)
3. Drawing ( Again, if I’m not in too much pain )
4. Playing games on my phone like Words With Friends2
5. Helping my eldest daughter with her graphic design ideas
6. Designing rooms on Design Home
7. Chatting with my hubby
8. Playing cards with my younger daughter who lives here with us because of her own severe / chronic health issues.
9. Chatting with friends on The Mighty! :)
10. Bird and deer watching out my bedroom window. I can also sometimes see our horses when they come up to this side of the pasture.
11. Play around making silly selfies with my friends.
12. Journal or write poems
So, these are just a few things I like to do to pass the time when I have to be in bed. What are some things you like to do?
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Pretty much this whole month, I wish it didn’t happen. First I wound up with a cellulitis infection that had to heal. On the heels of that I tested positive for Covid! I’m three days into it..and my symptoms are super congestion, headaches, sneezing, (my nose is raw) occasional coughing fatigue, and some stomach upset. This strain of the variant virus is like an awful head cold.
My husband who goes out and about everyday has so far tested negative. We have both been fully vaccinated and I’ve even had double boosters.
I have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and metabolic syndrome, and had just recovered from a skin infection. I wondered if it was my weakened immune system that made me an easier target for the virus? So far three friends I’d seen a couple of days before I fell ill, all have been fine. -They might be asymptomatic, or hopefully by some miracle I’m the only one who’s become ill?
I was thinking last night that I would hate to be in a physically sick state like this for a duration. I just deel with the other conditions I have..
It must truly be awful to be physically, chronically ill.
I texted my oldest daughter something like the sentance above, with the addition of my current state of health. I doubt she’d even read or respond to it. I have sympathy and can also identify with crap people go through. My 40 year old daughter ghosted us. Without explanation or reason and there was no provocation on our part. She’s got Stage 4 cancer, so on some level I get the block out of people, loved ones, she conveniently doesn’t wish to deel with any longer!
So, I have taken a Red Sharpie across my paper wall calendar and drawn a large X through the month of June! I feel like I didn’t get a June 2022! #illness #COVID19 #Depression #PTSD #sick #AutoimmuneDisease #hate this! I’m in sick #bed mode. #I tried to do a least one productive thing today. I just want to feel better and get back to functioning on some level..
Being in bed all the time can certainly encourage us to be a little creative in ways to keep ourselves from going stir crazy with boredom. Recently, I’ve started to sketch again. It’s been over 20 years since I’ve done so, so it’s like learning all over again, especially since I now have trouble with fine motor skills. I’ve done a tree, and I’m working on a squirrel ( see photo ) so far. It’s tough but I’m starting to get a groove going! Pretty excited about it.
Have you guys started any new hobbies or projects that you’re doing from bed? Please share and let us know. It might just lend someone else don’t encouragement to try. Hope you’re having a great day, Beddies! #ChronicIllness #ChronicDepression #Neuropathy #PeripheralNeuropathy #Gastroparesis #Disability #bed #alwaysinbed #Lupus #MultipleSclerosis #BackPain #ChronicPain #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #InflammatoryBowelDiseaseIBD #AutoimmuneDisease #DistractMe #MentalHealth #TheMighty
Circle up the wagons! We’re about to go nighty night!
Not sure how much rest I’d get in this bed, because I’d be too busy thinking about being out on the trails of the frontier looking for my piece of land! What do you guys think of it? #ChronicDepression #DistractMe #bed #ChronicIllness #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #ChronicPain #BackPain #ChronicPain #Lupus #MultipleSclerosis #Disability #DiabeticNeuropathy #Neuropathy #TheMighty #Gastroparesis #BackPain #HeartCondition #Pain
This one is definitely unique, but I don’t think you’d find ME getting a good night’s rest in it. And where’s the cheese??
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