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Have You Ever Been Housebound?

How long? What for? How did you stop yourself from going nuts?

by Anonymousreply 2204/24/2013

Yes. A week, with a leg thing. Hired escorts.

by Anonymousreply 104/22/2013

Yes -- for over a month, accident.

Pain meds made all things easier.

by Anonymousreply 204/22/2013

Two weeks, after surgery. Couldn't drive, could barely walk.

I sat at the computer and argued, and shopped, and talked on the phone a lot, got groceries delivered, and watched movies, etc. I didn't get bored or stir crazy, I quite enjoyed myself. Going back to work was painful, believe me.

by Anonymousreply 304/22/2013

Don't get me started.

by Anonymousreply 404/22/2013

Nine years. Caring for a bedridden relative. You all won't believe me but it wasn't all that bad since I had a touch of Agoraphobia at the time anyway.

by Anonymousreply 504/22/2013

Why, yes I have been. Twenty years I was, until Dorothy made me snap out of it!

by Anonymousreply 604/22/2013

Yes. Four weeks, illness and surgery. Mostly, I got through it by contemplating my mortality and just focusing on doing small tasks that were temporarily difficult. Like bathing, eating regular meals, dressing, that sort of thing.

Why do you ask, OP?

by Anonymousreply 704/22/2013

Three years so far.

I enjoy it.

I don't understand people who fill cooped up after only one day of being inside. Or two days.

It also is enjoyable if one has a balcony or porch or deck.

by Anonymousreply 804/22/2013

Eight weeks with a broken leg, completely housebound except for weekly doctor's appointments, where someone had to come and help me get out of the house. Even in a walking cast, I still couldn't drive for another eight weeks so didn't go out much. Being housebound in the Northeast January - April wasn't horrible.

Someone gave me a Kindle and it was the best gift I ever received. I also watched a lot of movies and spent time online. I can't imagine being housebound pre-Internet.

by Anonymousreply 904/23/2013

Yes...I'm housebound as I type this. I've been housebound and more or less bedridden for many years now thanks to the antibiotic Ciprofloxacin (aka Cipro) which was prescribed to me for a simple sinus infection back in 2008. I took it for a mere one week, only to become completely crippled by it. Talk about the cure being worse than the disease! Would you like to guess who pays my bills now?

As far as how I keep myself from going nuts--I'm far, far beyond nuts at this point. I'll just leave it at that.

by Anonymousreply 1004/23/2013

Yep, about 3 weeks with shingles. I watched a lot of TV, and surfed the net - besides the pain being stuck inside wasn't that horrible. I was thrilled when it was over though.

by Anonymousreply 1104/23/2013

Foot surgery. Off work for six weeks. Housebound and being in cast and on crutches made it a pain to go anywhere si stayed loaded on vicodin the,whole time.

by Anonymousreply 1204/23/2013

Working from home feels like being housebound

by Anonymousreply 1304/23/2013

Sort of. 3 weeks in a drug study (Oxycontin). Trapped with about 40 men and women from all walks of life in a tacky pharmacology unit, three to a bedroom. After a couple days it felt like prison. Lots of blood draws and feeling yucky. Not allowed to exercise, so it was lot of laying around watching TV (men = sports, ugh) or trying to read.

Waiting for mealtime was the only diversion(three meals and a snack per day; strict diet). But after a while the over-cooked food started tasting like the styrofoam it was served in.

We got $8,000 before taxes, but earned every penny.

by Anonymousreply 1404/23/2013

An oxycontin study sounds like a dream come true. Where can i sign up???

by Anonymousreply 1504/23/2013

Six weeks on the couch after foot surgery. Anti-inflammatories only, no pain meds. I hate those things.

I had a friend who came over and got my mail and dropped off/picked up my laundry. Fresh Direct did the rest.

I was scared to death that I would go crazy, but I settled into this weird zen state. I just laid there in a sort of low-energy state. I only ate a little. I watched a lot of TV; I had saved up about twenty movies on my DVR and I had a ton of DVDs. And I played on my iPad (which at the time was brand new and a terrific novelty). It wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be. I just had to sorta sink into it. Once I was there, it was no sweat.

by Anonymousreply 1604/23/2013

Yep. It's not so bad these days. The Internet makes it easier.

by Anonymousreply 1704/23/2013

Yes, snowstorm a few years ago. We got over 4 feet of snow, which is very unusual in our city. Housebound for 4 days, but at least we could prepare in advance. Loved the mini work vacation but my GOD do I understand cabin fever now. Being cooped up in the same space for days is depressing and angry-making.

by Anonymousreply 1804/23/2013

[quote]Yes. A week, with a leg thing. Hired escorts.

I love how you thought that was the most important detail to share, as if it were the question on all of our minds.

by Anonymousreply 1904/23/2013

Sorry, not into bondage.

by Anonymousreply 2004/23/2013

In this place, R19? You mean it isn't?

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by Anonymousreply 2204/24/2013
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