I received an early Christmas present this past weekend from my DH, Joe. Next month, I will be taking some time off from my creative work to have an artificial disc replacement (ADR) spine surgery, so my dear husband wanted me to be as comfortable as possible during the recovery period. Sweet, huh? Here is what he bought me, a zero gravity “Perfect Chair:”
This chair is so comfy!!! If you push the silver knob on the left arm, the chair reclines back into a zero gravity position, similar to NASA astronaut positions on flights. It has a quiet motor that does this. Now I have to be patient and wait for it to be delivered.
I am a firm believer in buying things to make your life more comfortable. Same goes for post surgery recovery. To this end, here are some things I have on hand:
Overbed Table: This table will work next to, and over my bed as well as with the Perfect Chair, above.
It is very functional for eating, using your laptop computer, and perhaps as a beading or drawing surface.
iPad – During my recovery, I can watch TV and Movies on demand with my Netflix App. Read a book? Click on my Kindle App. Play any number of games- including Angry Bird? Yes, Apps again. Listen to Music? Read my Emails? Surf the Web? Yes, yes and yes- all with my lightweight iPad, shown here:
I could stop here, but will mention a few other favorite comfort recovery items:
Thermophore Large Heating Pad– This is the BEST, most comfortable heating pad you can buy! Trust me on this! Buy the one with the non-digital control button.
Last, I still need to buy some products from Brookstone, including some NAP material slippers, another blanket since I gave my last one away, and and a new lumbar pillow for the car ride home. Oh yes, I plan to have lots of small creative projects on hand, too. I will organize them ahead of time, so when I feel better, I don’t have to search for supplies.
Oh course, the best Christmas present is spending quality time with loved ones, especially grandkids! What are you doing for the Holidays?