• Any simple hobby suggestions to keep one occupied? Otherwise I just sleep. Thank you for any ideas.

    Asked by JoyV on Monday, June 11, 2012

    Any simple hobby suggestions to keep one occupied? Otherwise I just sleep. Thank you for any ideas.

    Anyone know of some fun things to do while not feeling so great? Knitting and crocheting are not my thing; I'm not particularly artistic either. I love gardening, but I'm not suppose to get my hands in the dirt. Any ideas? Thank you for sharing.

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    • Bellamore's Avatar

      how about jig saw puzzles. my mom was a big fan. And why aren't you suppose to get your hands in dirt?

      over 8 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      I do volunteer work. I work at an animal rescue. While I was in chemo and then again when recovering from surgery, I did some more sedentary and administrative work for the rescue that i could do from home, like writing copy for the newsletter, editing photos, sending thank you emails to donors, etc. Think about what interests you and see what volunteer opportunities there might be, like moderating an on-line garden forum, starting or volunteering for a local garden club, taking flowers to cancer patients, etc.

      Ballamore, most oncologists caution against gardening while in chemo because of the increased risk of infection (both from bacteria/parasites in the soil and from injury due to thorns, stings, and bites).

      over 8 years ago
    • RuthAnne's Avatar

      Reading, scrap-booking, blogging, take up an instrument (I took up the violin), write on-line content, re-finish something, stencil something, build models, paint ceramics...the list goes on.

      over 8 years ago
    • tjw6150's Avatar

      Craftsy.com has classes on every hobby (almost) you can think of. Maybe there's one in there that resonates with you.

      over 8 years ago
    • hgbkokopelli's Avatar

      What about candles, reed diffusers, melt warmers?
      Ask me how and about it!!:)
      You could use your hands and use outside or in garden areas?

      over 8 years ago
    • akristine's Avatar

      I suggest books on tape or CD. You can get them from the library or download them from a website. That way, you can enjoy the stories without hurting your eyes or straining your hands to hold the book.

      over 8 years ago
    • GoingGray's Avatar

      I was going to suggest scrapbooking or card-making. Scrapbooking is fun because you get to go through all of your old photos :) I also like the jigsaw puzzle idea, that is a good way to spend time and you don't have to be artistic to do it!

      over 8 years ago
    • mspinkladybug's Avatar

      movies video/ computer games puzzles do what every you fill like

      over 8 years ago
    • IKickedIt's Avatar

      Sudoku and other puzzles. I'm not much of a reader, but I always have my puzzle books with me. They help to keep my mind sharp and focused when chemo brain tries to take over.

      I also had a bunch of projects I had on the back-burner. I spent time organizing my photo albums, cleaning closets and shredding old documents.

      I was also able to spend time doing genealogy.

      How about going to your library and taking out magazines, dvd's or music cd's.

      I am not artsy or creative, but I did a project with my students which is very easy, but time-consuming. We made blankets for the children at the hospital. You can Google for the directions. Easy and doesn't take much thought.

      Another project is to clip and send coupons to military families overseas (they can use coupons at the commissaries on base that are 6-months past expiration). Again, you can Google and read about it online.

      over 8 years ago
    • car092360's Avatar

      I bought a video game and that's kept me very occupied for months...and I'm almost finished with it. Bless you Zelda!

      over 8 years ago

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