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How To Be Supportive Of Someone Recovering From Surgery

How To Be Supportive Of Someone Recovering From Surgery

My Rockin Disabled Life

Hi friends, my name is Sarah and I live with Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus, migraines, and so many other chronic conditions. My mission is to help you become the best version of yourself while living with a disability because you are not alone even though it feels lonely sometimes.

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  1. Angela – Boston area, Massachusetts, USA – Human who likes to think and solve problems. Love LEGO, gardening, learning mandarin, and writing. I have two teenage kids and an awesome spouse. I have progressive MS and my issues from that are legion (but could be worse, knock on wood). Symptoms include a wicked tremor on my right (dominant) side, gait issues, fatigue, cognitive impairment, bladder problems, digestive issues, speech/swallowing, etc. You know how people way “I have MS but MS doesn’t have me” — well my MS does have me and it asserts dominance whenever possible. I like to think we have each other.

    Angela

    This is a great list! I haven’t had any surgery since I got my tonsils out at 12, but I have supported a couple of people through multiple surgeries and recovery, as well as supporting my kid through several lengthy hospitalization. I find your list very helpful!The only thing I might add is checking with the person if they want any kind of “meal train” or other organization of visits, etc. Having another person handle that can be great (and having someone who isn’t close family handle it can also be great as close family may be doing more intensive support). Thanks a lot for the list!

    1. My Rockin Disabled Life – Hi friends, my name is Sarah and I live with Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus, migraines, and so many other chronic conditions. My mission is to help you become the best version of yourself while living with a disability because you are not alone even though it feels lonely sometimes.

      My Rockin Disabled Life

      Thank you, I am glad you found my list helpful! I never thought of it that way but with most of my recoveries, there has been something like that and people generally call before they visit and my family gets meals organized by my church for about two weeks which is helpful for my caregiver because it’s one less thing they have to do.

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