what not to read during your recovery

The questions most people have when they find out they have to have surgery are along the lines of How long will I be in the hospital?  What kind of painkillers will they be giving me?  How long will it take until I feel better?

What’s the first question that popped into my head when I found out I’d be going under the knife?  What am I going to read?

PhotobucketYes, it’s true.  I have questions about the actual surgery, & have even asked my doctor a few of them.  I’m also wondering how the kittehs are going to handle my convalescence, since they are so completely & totally spoiled that my life literally revolves around their every want & need.  Having me flat on my back, unable to hand-feed them every ten minutes, & not being able to pick them up 97 times a day…yeah, I have a feeling they’re going to be in more distress than I am.

I’m already reading something, of course.  I am never without a book; never not reading something, even if it’s taking me freaking forever to make progress with it.  But my current read is Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich, & while I don’t find this series nearly as amusing as it was in the beginning (to be truthful, I’m not entirely sure why I continue to read them; I think it might be an OCD thing :jack ) there are occasional lines that pop up out of the blue & make me snort.  And I’m a little bit afraid that if that happens after my surgery, my insides will fall out—if the pain doesn’t kill me first.

So that’s maybe not the best choice of reading material to take with me to the hospital.

When I started searching for something new that I thought I’d be in the mood for & that might make be a good read for my recovering, I ran across mostly books I definitely DO NOT want to read right now:

Drawn in Blood

Eight Days to Live

Death Dealer

The Killing Hour

No One Heard Her Scream

Sudden Death

Sleeping with the Fishes

The Other Side

OMG! That’s as bad as my mother finishing Coma just before her hysterectomy!  It freaked her out so much, they almost couldn’t put her under; she said she was afraid they were going to harvest her organs!

So no, no, no, no, no.  I’ve gotta find something much lighter, less scary, & more encouraging.  Something like…


Rescue Me

Undead & Loving It

You Sexy Thing!

As I’m writing this blog post, though, I have to admit, I still don’t know what the heck I’m going to take along/read when I get home.  There’s too much to choose from, dammit!  And to be perfectly honest, I will probably end up sleeping so much & feeling so groggy from the pain meds that I won’t get much of anything read.

But what would you recommend I read?  Nothing too funny ’cause laughing will hurt!  Nothing too scary ’cause being tense might do the same.  But something good & maybe a little bit simple/easy to read, since my brain may not be functioning as well as usual.

Hey—I heard that!  No snickering from the peanut gallery!  I’m not a well woman right now…you shouldn’t be making fun of me. :purplebat


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  1. Jessica Lemmon says:

    I say a good Sarah Mayberry romance is called for. Her Best Friend is a good one, or the two about the brothers that bring me to tears because of their shared past. The Last Goodbye and One Good Reason. :spidey

  2. Laura J. says:

    Unfortunately, I can’t recommend any because I mostly read the ones that could cause you to pop the stitches from laughing.

    (also, as soon as you feel up to it…check out the video I posted for you on your Fans page *g* . Which reminds me, I need to go download that app.) For the rest of you if you are not Fans you need to be and if you are and haven’t seen it on FB yet, go look now. AND don’t tell the others. Heidi might want to post it on the blog later and it should be a surprise.

  3. Mary Kirkland says:

    I read Coma a long time ago and it freaked me out to. Read something that will make you smile but not laugh…lol

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