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So... Now What?

ZippedIn08ZZippedIn08 Posts: 15
edited 04/22/2013 - 5:34 AM in Depression and Coping
I am happy to say that I have finally found a pain management blend that works for me! But I have noticed that since I no longer have to watch the clock for my next med dose, I am bored as all get out!! I am afraid that this will take it's toll on me, and I will find myself becoming depressed. Actually, I am already kind of feeling that way. I know I need to find a hobby, but honestly nothing interests me. I am currently a stay at home mom, hoping to go back to work in the fall when my last one starts school, but until then... And I also know that I should be spending time with my daughter, enjoying the last few months of her being 'my little girl', but I am 'parked' out!! Plus, I live in AZ and it is already too hot to go outside and play.

Anyone have any fun and exciting hobbies they want to share? I admit I'm extremely lazy, :P, but I hope it's just a funk that I can get out of. Prior to all my health problems I worked 60 hrs a week and had a kickin' social life. Now I'm too old for that lifestyle. Or I feel that way anyways-

HELP ME!! Any ideas will be great! Thanks!


  • I'm extreeeemely lazy as well, but am always bored (and I wonder why haha) so when I actually take the initiative to get off my bum and do something I try to find things that aren't too active, but still stimulating. Photography is my favorite hobby, particularly analog. There's nothing more fun that developing your own pictures in a darkroom! I've found myself losing hours in a darkroom. I don't know where you live, but most colleges will let you rent their darkroom for a couple hours for a small fee. Other than that, I kill time with little crafty projects. Jewelry making, DIY clothes, projects around the house, things like that. If all else fails... There's always Netflix haha.
    23 years old, female, back problems began at age 13.

    Herniated disc at L5-S1. Microdiscectomy in '05, fusion in '07. No relief found other than the daily tramadol.

    New: neck pain with radiating tingling/pain down both arms into hands.
  • ...playing games from Big Fish Games. I like the hidden object ones with puzzles. I also love to read and take a daily walk with my little Corgi Wally.
  • AllMetalAAllMetal Posts: 1,189
    edited 05/03/2013 - 7:27 PM
    I'm not a cook, but I did kind of enjoy making freezable casseroles and freezable crock pot meals.... plus, that will come in handy when you head back to work.

    Another thing you can do is make a digital "baby book" like from places like walmart photos, shuttefly, tinyprints, etc. It takes time, and would be something you'd like to keep.
    33yo mom of two. My surgical history...preadolescence scoliosis, kyphosis, and a hot mess.... 5 spine surgeries and lots of items added I wasn't born with (titanium, peek, surgical steel). Guess cremation is out. TSA loves me.
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