Originally Posted by keep it simple
Thanks guys. Best scenario = 3 months cast to the hips - followed by 6 weeks half plaster & shock boot.
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Download music (legally) from the Internet; fill up your ipod from itunes
Randomly explore the Internet. See what the rest of the world is searching for, using Google Trends
Play games that can be played by individually. There's an amazing variety of games now available – here's a great list. Develops thinking skills, pattern recognition, etc.
Read (or listen to) the classics: To Kill a Mocking Bird, A Catcher in the Rye, The Grapes of Wrath, The Old Man and the Sea, The Great Gatsby, The Call of the Wild, War and Peace... These books are almost always available from your library, and often on sale at the large book stores.
Listen to books on CD. Sometimes it's easier to listen to a book than to read, very relaxing.
Rent a season of a TV series that you had always wanted to see. Entourage is hilarious.
Download books from, e.g. from Google Books
Do crossword puzzles or Sudoku puzzles or print up some kakuro, which are number versions of crossword puzzles.
Play the guitar (or learn to)
Watch old movies. This is great if you are feeling fuzzy from the pain medications – the classic old movies are slow-moving, so it's easy to follow the plot.
On a budget? Rent movies from the library instead of from the video store – it's usually a fraction of the price and you can keep the movie for a week.
Enjoy Xbox or Nintendo, Gameboy, Sony PSP, or any handheld electronic games
Some like the handheld game of Simon – it's not too difficult, so good if the pain medications are affecting your concentration.
Read the entire Harry Potter series (no these books are not just for kids, the stories and characters are riveting!)
If you prefer, read the original magical book series, The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Read the entire London Times – that will take at least a half a day!
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