Yes, blog...as in the verb.
After my first ankle surgery, I realized after being non-weight bearing for almost 2 months, that I could make better use of my time. So I decided to start blogging to help others get information that I was looking for myself, and in the process, maybe help someone else out.
If you're going in for surgery, and it's possible, I would recommend keeping a blog about your recovery. Here's why:
- Keeps family and friends informed of your progress
- Helps you remember just how far you've come
- Can help when you're ready for those post-op check ups and answering questions
- By blogging about your experience, you may be helping someone else out who will be going through the same thing as you.
Expectant moms who are on bed rest or are seriously taking it slow physically, in anticipation of your little one arriving...blog! This is probably the best reason to blog...you have a little miracle growing inside of you and what better way to keep your loved ones informed of your progress. Plus, maybe your bundle of joy will someday be able to read about all you went through while creating them. And then you have a written account of all the good (and bad) stuff that you went through during your pregnancy...stuff that you usually end up forgetting just in time to decide to have baby number two :)
Plus, speaking from experience, I've found blogging to be cathartic. I guess this is why people keep diaries and journals. Sometimes it's helpful to just get things off your chest and let it go.
For anyone who has kept a blog of their recovery experience, please post your link below!
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