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July 18th, 2007, 07:07 AM
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How do you while away the hours?

How do you avoid that ever painful bed sore?

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July 18th, 2007, 07:55 AM
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I was on bedrest for preeclampsia for 4 months. I was allowed and encouraged to get up every so often to use the bathroom, get something to eat, etc. as to help prevent blood clots. So, I never really faced bed sore issues!

To pass the time I worked on crafts and painting things for my Son's nursery, read a lot, watched some terrible day time TV, people brought me movies, My Dad would visit me for lunch when he was in the area and bring lunch, I tired to learn to knit lol, talked and read to my unborn son a lot, and thanks to my laptop and the wonderfulness that is wireless internet - wasted countless hours online
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July 18th, 2007, 08:50 AM
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July 18th, 2007, 10:49 AM
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When I first got back from the hospital and the first 4 weeks post op, I did a lot of sleeping - surfing the internet - worked on my cross stitching - and got up to putz around the house which I was encouraged to do but that was all I was able to do.

Now my doc said I don't have to be a couch potato anymore, so I get up and try to do a few things around the house that doesn't require any lifting. And I have to stop if my back or feet start to hurt too much and take a break.

I still surf the net most of the day and work on my cross stitch and sometimes my scrapbooking.

It was hard to keep off the bed soreness in the beginning. There were not many positions I could lay in cuz it hurt too much. So I would try to get up and do some walking around the house. When my mom was here, she would make me get up and do laps around the house every hour or so.
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July 18th, 2007, 11:00 AM
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Not on bed rest anymore. I was on bed rest for my entire first trimester. We watched a LOT of movies during the day with my son.

If I go back on bedrest, I don't know what we'll do, I do know my mom will be coming to stay. I'm hoping to avoid being in the hospital at all, we only live three blocks away, so I'm sure I can convince them to let me stay home instead of being trapped in a hospital room!
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July 18th, 2007, 02:35 PM
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Not on bedrest now but I'm sure I will at some point in this pregnancy. With my others, I was allowed to get up to use the bathroom, shower every other day and to get food so I didn't get any sores. In the hospital, they came in every 4 hours and made sure I turned and reset all the monitors.
I watched a lot of bad TV, slept an enormous amount of the time, crocheted, surfed the internet. I made a lot of siggies and blinkies for people since I had nothing better to do. I even built a bunch of webpages. This time around, I'm planning on doing digital scrapbooking. I have 8 years worth of pictures to put together so I'm ALMOST looking forward to it. Still haven't figured out what we are going to do with the kids though.
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July 18th, 2007, 02:50 PM
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I am on modified bedrest and I am suppose to stay off my feet as much as possible so I sit on the couch or stay in bed and watch TV, movies, surf the internet on my laptop, and read. I am aloud to move about the house so I don't have to worry about bed sores... but I am sure I will be on full bedrest before this pregnancy is over b/c of all the complications I am having.
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July 19th, 2007, 06:34 AM
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sitting is like bing on your feet. Do you have a lazy boy?
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