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Friend recuperating from surgery here - need ideas.

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A friend of mine, age 49, is having a reductive mammoplasty this week. She will be recuperating from surgery at our house, and she thinks she will be here for 2-3 weeks. She is divorced, and her adult child lives far away.


She rarely reads (or listens to audio books), but she loves to work puzzles and watch t.v. She collects Precious Moments figurines, but I can't figure out how to make that interest into an activity during recuperation.


I got her two books (she wants them) and a puzzle for Christmas.


What else can she do all day while she is recuperating? I don't want her to get bored, and I'd like to be fully prepared for her stay with us. I'm not going to have time to entertain her.


Thanks for any suggestions you can give me. Don't make them intellectual -- she is not interested in learning. Don't get me wrong, she is a nice, Christian woman who came to stay with us for a few days when she left her husband and ended up staying for 2 years, a long time ago -- she used to be the kids' Sunday School teacher when they were preschool age.



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Does she knit? Embroider? Would she like to make some jewelry? You could get her a beading kit or a kit to make friendship bracelets or something of that sort. Scrapbooking? Paint by number (a grownup version of course)? Crossword puzzles? If you got her some cute stationery would she like to write notes?


Maybe you could get a one-month subscription to netflix and have her fill up the queue ahead of time.

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What about a nice journal and some pens? She may have some reflective thoughts she may to write down after surgery.


Maybe some magazines that she is interested in. I know after surgery magazines are about the right length to hold your interest.


Coloring books, you know intricate detailed ones, might be fun. And some nice colored pencils.

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