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tips for around the house post surgery

texascowgirlttexascowgirl Posts: 535
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:39 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
This could probably be added to the post-op list---but I wanted to share-if you use a walker----I used a walker with my first surgery,and I would hang a bag,small purse,whatever on the walker to keep my phone,glasses,chapstick in---but they were too long,too big,etc----so this time I measured the width of the front of the walker,and sewed a bag with 2 handles to tie on the bar.I used an old jacket I never wear-it is red velvet,so it will keep me perky! I may glue some jewels on it!-----this is just something to lessen the frustration of not having something handy--it could be adapted to men,women,kids-----as I have said,I cried more from frustration than pain,so less any of us have to think about the better!


  • There are actually ones you can buy, too. I've seen them but for the life of me can't remember where!

    When I had my car accident years ago, I was in a soft collar for a while. I got out my cloth paints and decorated it, my doc laughed so hard when he saw it! Kept me cheery, though!
  • a really good tip. I had crutches when I first came home, but they ended up being a real pain and I couldn't carry anything at all when I was using them. I ended up getting a cane and it was sufficient to keep my upright and stabilized so I could walk. I had a little box on the coffee table that I kept all my necessities in, so I didn't have to get up and go get things.


    3 level spinal fusion, L3/4, L4/5, L5/S1, November 2008. Stiff, but I can walk.
  • I am going to draw something on my brace-a la Frida Kahlo
  • LOVE the idea!!! I'll add it as a comment/post in the must haves :)

    ...and alternative for those that are walking without a walker - take that portable organizer with you wherever you go. Mine had pencils, notepads, my meds, the remotes, thermometer etc. I would have liked to add a bottled water but I was leary of making it too heavy.
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