i USED to love my bed

Monday, September 8, 2008

I now have a greater appreciation for those who have to be on bed rest, i am laying in bed all day so far and its only 11:00. As long as i lay flat the swelling doesnt bother me as bad. But it is so boring....anyone have any ideas to keep me entertained??

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20 Responses to “ i USED to love my bed ”

Dora said...

Do you know how to knit or crochet? I generally find that (or sewing) is the easiest way to pass the time when I'm tied down.

Anonymous said...

I enjoy doing stamped counted cross stitch but you would probably need to be somewhat sitting up.

Val said...

I just sent you a message but dont know where it went!? Anyway...I bet you could like countercross stitch. You could do cute little things for Christmas, COLORING...its seriously fun, beading...i could come teach ya if you dont know how, big fish games on line is fun...you can play those hidden games for an hour for free and they are super addicting!, if I come up with other things I will let you know. I am running into holland in a little while so let me know what I can pick up for you!!

Anonymous said...

you could start watching one tree hill:) Lisa

Courtney said...

When I was sick and in bed for a few weeks, I liked to watch old movies I hadn't watched in a while, read, colored, did crosswords or word searches, gave myself manicures, and probably just slept a lot. Hmm, hope you find more to pass the time!

Mindy Roelofs said...

I second the Watch One Tree Hill! I can get the seasons for you!!!!

LJFredricks said...

What are your favorite books or magazines? Have you read harry Potter? Its super nerdy I know but I love those books and will gladly drop them by your door on my way through in the morning. I also have some videos for you. If you see a package on your door tomorrow that is where it came from!
Sorry for your struggles. I am praying for that evil Jerk to stay away.

~tracy said...

ohh katie i'm so sorry it's been such a struggle for you. i'll pray even more that the devil leaves you alone.

i like to do sudoku's, or i watch tv shows that i have missed online. there's also a website additcinggames.com that can be fun if you can use your computer mostly laying down!

The Tranas said...

I was on bedrest for over 13 weeks. During that time, I read a TON. Seriously, I went through at least 2 books a day usually. I'd give dh and list, and he'd go get them from the library for me. He'd also pick up DVD's for me to watch, stuff like Friends re-runs or old episodes of I Love Lucy, Little House on the Prairie, Quantum Leap, etc. Whatever you like. I found crocheting while lying down rather difficult at best, but it probably works for some.

Erika Gerding said...

I'm sorry that you're down...some fun things I love to do would be scrapbooking (or the site I recently discovered scrapblog.com)...or reading, Jodi Picoult is an amazing author! Or a book called "One for the Money"...seriously funny, it will make you laugh out loud! Hope your time goes quickly and you're up and about soon! Erika

Patrice said...

I am so sorry to hear that you are having such a difficult time, and I am praying that all will start going well very soon for you!

OK I have a great idea...swing over to my blog....I just taught myself how to make this blog header. It was so much fun and so challenging that my day flew by. I am totally addicted to digital scrapbooking and it is so fun.

I did not know anything about Photoshop or anything about digital scrapbooking, but I am learning!

Miranda said...


I'm a reader who found your blog through the nest and I've been following your story ever since. Here's a list of books that might help you pass the time:

A Thousand Splendid Suns
The Kite Runner
gods in Alabama
Between, Georgia
The Time-Traveller's Wife
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Water for Elephants
Eat, Pray, Love

anything by Nicholas Sparks would be a good, quick read

Jodi Picoult would also be good, quick reads, too.

I have more to suggest if you're interested.

Taders Mom said...

Katie - You don't know me but I found your blog through my sister who lives in Holland MI. I try and read it everday and pray for you and your family. I think that now would be a good time for you to start the book that you always wanted to write.

judy said...

hey Katie! I have an idea how to pass the time, read through the book of Psalms or some of them. David was hiding out when he wrote some of them just like you are down for a little while too. Before you know it, you'll be up and at 'em! I'll keep praying for your complete health and comfort!

Anonymous said...

HI Katie - I so look forward to your updates. So sorry to read that you are experiencing yet another setback. I was happy to see you in church yesterday - just hope you can keep hangin in there and know you are being thought about and prayed about more often than you know. ORC friend

ANg said...

I stumbled upon your blog, i don't know how, but none the less i am here.
I have read pages and pages and pages of your blog, I have cried and smiled and cried some more,
Sending your loads of love and healing thoughts and prayers, sending a band of angels to comfort you, to keep you company.

Kat said...

I recently stumbled across your blog and have gotten such inspiration from your positive faith and the wonderful attitude with which you have dealt with so much. My heart goes out to you & your family. I was very ill for a while and on strict bedrest too...which drove me crazy as I am not one who is good at sitting still. I second the suggestions of many of the other posters...I did loads of reading, caught up with friends on the phone, lots of cross-stitch and knitting (that makes the time pass really fast), and caught up on old movies and fave tv shows. I also wrote in my journal a lot. And even though I wasn't always wanting people to come and visit, having visitors always helped. Please keep the faith and know that it will get better. Sending you loads of prayers and healthy vibes all the way from New Mexico!!

Anonymous said...

You could try organizing your pictures for scrapbooking, maybe look through a few idea books if you have any. Your love of list making, maybe you could write down a few ideas so you can complete a few pages when you're up and around.
Always in my thoughts and prayers.

Ryan, Kim, Madisyn, Austin, Hudson, Griffin said...

Hi Katie,I just thought I would pass along an addicting website that can take hours, its "etsy.com". It is all crafters online and they have everything you could ever think of on there.... very fun stuff:)We will pray for patience while you are stuck in one spot!!Kim:)

Nicole said...

You could try reading books or making string bracelets. I like to make them and they are fun to admire. Make one for you & one for your hubby! Then you can match!