You have not been feeling well for quite some time so you finally decide you will go see the doctor. Perhaps you feel OK energy-wise but know that you have other health concerns. After several tests the doctor determines that you need to go in the hospital. "Great" you sarcastically think to yourself. Besides having to take off work and get things in order at home before leaving, you may be thinking that you will be bored. This does not have to be the case.
Here are a few ideas to remember to keep you entertained when going to the hospital:
1. Take a Book - There will be times during your hospital stay that family or friends may not be able to stay with you. Take a book for these lull times.
2. Take Craft Supplies - When you know in advance that you will be going in the hospital go to your local craft store and buy some craft supplies. While you're in the hospital, you may want to make different craft items that you can later display in your home or give to friends. Perhaps you enjoy painting or scrapbooking. Take the necessary items to work on these projects and you will find that the day will pass by much faster.
3. Order Out - If you are not on a restricted diet then one night order pizza and have it delivered! You will be surprised at how much fun this is. If you are tired of the hospital food and want a little change then this is the perfect idea.
4. Write Letters - If you have thank you letters or birthday cards that need written then write those while you are in the hospital. Maybe you haven't talked to a good friend in while then this would be the perfect time to rehash old memories.
Sure, some people do not feel well when going to the hospital, but there are times that you may get tired of laying in bed waiting for a nurse or doctor to come visit. If possible, it is important to keep your mind active as well as your body. Going to the hospital is not a convenient trip but it doesn't have to be dreadful.