Mmmf. Thinking about surgery is not fun.
But it is sort of like going off a high diving board. You can sort of break the task up. First, step off the end of the board - that doesn’t hurt - then start thinking about the next phase. Similarly, there is just about nothing as pleasant or painless as getting anesthetised.
I’m having nervous thoughts about my own impending back surgery. I hear hip replacement is more predictably successful, though, which is something to look forward to.
Try being impatient to have the problem fixed. It’s much nicer thinking about having the problem fixed.
I don’t listen to enough music, and I also never listen to National Public Radio because I live between two stations on the same frequency and it just flutters uselessly back and forth. But I decided I needed some kind of soul balm like that, and I couldn’t sleep, so I went on to Amazon.com and looked up little bookshelf stereos to put in my bedroom, and ordered one that is cheap, well reviewed, and simple and unpretentious looking. Now I must deal with what to pick to listen to. This is a nice problem to work on.
Have you grown, as I have, to like shopping online and not having to go out in pain? I just ordered a book about telescopes (was an amateur astronomer and would like to start again to share with the kids and grandkids). And I got a new multimeter with a temperature function, and a little frame that holds my laptop computer above me while I lie on my back (it’s great), and if I can find one I will order a nightstand so Posie the cat doesn’t drive me nuts throughout recuperation by digging all my toiletries and medicines out of the wicker basket on the bedside table - man, do I need a drawer.
I see these things as harmless diversions, and am motivated to iron out little problems like these that I put off for years.
You could learn to program - I’m getting a copy of VisualBasic - it’s a good step to be taking at work and I’m not gonna get many stretches this undistracted.
If you get really bored, you can research your meds on the web. I studied oxycodone for a while, and found a zillion sites. A third of them are trying to sell it illegally without a prescription. Another third of them are about overcoming addiction. The remaining third are about overcoming addiction, plus, where to get yours for less without a prescription while you’re working on the addiction.
See? There’s lots to do…