Are you supposed to stay indoors in a hospital next to a loved one on a hospital bed? If you have been staying for quite a long time, then it is only natural to feel a little bit stressed out. You may feel the need to do something more interesting.
So here is a list of suggestions to help you kill time in a productive manner!
Spend the time with the patient in a productive manner
Rather than simply sitting next to your loved one, utilize that time for chatting and getting to know the person better. And if they are having any unease in their minds regarding their condition, it is the best time to comfort them and make them feel better. You can also read a novel out loud to them and discuss about the plot. Or you could both write a fun dialogue of your own! Whatever it is you do, the idea is to ensure that you spend the time in a productive manner.
Do something you have always loved to do
In any person’s life they have a special hobby that they love doing but rarely have the time to do in their busy adult schedules. So, what better time to pursue that hobby than when idling in a hospital room? Especially if you have a hobby that can be done in a room then, lucky you! You can sit and do what you love. For instance, if you love to make puzzles then you can sit and make the most difficult puzzles because after all you have all the time in the world! If you are looking after a grandparent who has had to go under the knife of a Sports injury surgeon Parramatta, then you may even have company!
Get out of the room
You also need to get some outside air. Unless your loved one has had to undergo a surgery by an Orthopaedic surgeon and still not recovered you will not be able to go out. But you can always call in a nurse to be with the patient for some time and get out of the room for some fresh air. Most hospitals have gardens and canteen areas where you can go and spend some time. You may also be able to find people in your similar position and they will be good company. You may be able to make some great friends as well!
The way you spend your time depends on how willing you are to make changes to the routine job of simply sitting next to the patient. Looking after a loved one, is not simply lazing around. Instead try to make it a productive time for the patient and yourself as well!