What's everyone do while they're down?

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by SierraCB, May 4, 2019.

  1. SierraCB

    SierraCB wadahp

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2013
    Oddometer:
    284
    Location:
    Reno/Tahoe, Nevada
    Recently broke my ankle about a week ago and i'm already going nuts. From always being on a bike or active in some way to literally hobbling around the house and not being able to drive (manual transmission) i'm looking for pretty much anything to do at this point. I can sort of manage weight bearing and standing but it can't be for long amounts of time.

    What's everyone do to pass the time? May only be a few weeks overall but man it feels like it's going to be eternity!
    #1
  2. Motopsychoman

    Motopsychoman Not a total poseur Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2013
    Oddometer:
    3,923
    Location:
    Oaklandish
    If the weather outside is nice then get out the chaise lounge, a bucket of cervezas and put on some tunes.
    If the weather sucks, watch bad movies and drink the beers. Actually I have quite a few indoor hobbies that I could work of if hobbled for a while.
    Call friends and talk to them. If they're local, have them come by and give you a ride somewhere nicer than your house.
    #2
  3. radmann10

    radmann10 Derf Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2014
    Oddometer:
    869
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Your Dr. should have told you how much weight you can put on it. That way you know if you need a walker, crutches or what ever, to go for walks. I went for walks a lot, with my broken femur, it sucks but you need to keep moving and get outside for some fresh air.

    I also got on craigslist and found a used exercise bike that I bought and put in front of the big screen and just spun for 45 min two or three times a day!
    #3
    Midnightventure likes this.
  4. neanderthal

    neanderthal globeriding wannabe

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2006
    Oddometer:
    4,311
    Location:
    Here, but lost. Am I lost if i know i'm here?
    Been housebound the last 9 weeks.
    You catch up on any TV shows (Game Of Thrones) etc. All those videos you meant to watch on youtube? Books you meant to read. Didja wanna paint that room or nah? Catch up with old friends. Etc.

    Great time to lose a few lbs.
    #4
  5. PaulTim2000

    PaulTim2000 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2015
    Oddometer:
    296
    Location:
    Leicester UK
    I cooked and baked a lot, time consuming detailed fussy recipes. Some of it even turned out to be edible
    #5
    thanosgp likes this.
  6. VACommuter

    VACommuter Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
    Oddometer:
    5,053
    Location:
    Yokosuka, Japan
    Surf the web and buy farkles.
    #6
    NickSoOr and thanosgp like this.
  7. Fenianbastard

    Fenianbastard Been here awhile Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2014
    Oddometer:
    189
    Location:
    Princeton (the center of liberal hell in NJ)
    I was off work for 9 weeks when I couldn't lift more than 10 lbs, due to major abdominal surgery. I am not a TV person but I was forced to take to Netflix and enjoyed "Shameless". I am now on chemo for 6 months and probably shouldn't ride due to low platelets and bleeding issues. I have 3 bikes in the garage which I may just sell and put the $$$ toward buying my first and probably last brand new bike. If it was an ankle injury I would have bought a sidecar outfit. Thankfully I am back at work which is a huge bonus, while it lasts. Always remember, it could be worse.
    #7
    thanosgp likes this.
  8. PineLaneRider

    PineLaneRider Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2016
    Oddometer:
    884
    Location:
    Between Michaux and Tuscarora State Forests
    I went crazy. Still am, as I'm not quite up to snuff yet, I got the bike into the basement (with the boot on my foot) and sat in an office chair and did some work on it. Moved some farkles from my old bike over to the new one. Now that I can ride it won't stop raining!
    #8
  9. SierraCB

    SierraCB wadahp

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2013
    Oddometer:
    284
    Location:
    Reno/Tahoe, Nevada
    Funny enough I think i'm already gaining weight just because I went from working on my feet 5 days a week to just kind of going from couch to couch.

    All really good ideas though everyone. Maybe it's a good reason to slow down and do some reading/ start a wood working project or something.

    I'd love to farkle the bikes but with not as much money coming in the options are slim.
    #9
  10. neanderthal

    neanderthal globeriding wannabe

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2006
    Oddometer:
    4,311
    Location:
    Here, but lost. Am I lost if i know i'm here?

    Get a fitness/ stretching routine.
    Get a mental health routine.

    It's hard to sit and "do nothing," very fucking hard. Especially if you're used to being up and about. Do things that are good for your mental health and physical health. Repair old relationships. Clear the clutter from your life, literally (the garage) and figuratively.

    Try something you've always wanted to try. This is the time.
    #10
  11. 9Realms

    9Realms Drawn in by the complex plot

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2010
    Oddometer:
    5,819
    Location:
    Central Mn
    I taught myself to sew. :dunno

    how to sew.jpg
    #11
    Fenianbastard and thanosgp like this.
  12. NORTH RIDER

    NORTH RIDER Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2007
    Oddometer:
    987
    Location:
    THUNDER BAY,ONT CANADA
    Porn . Available on your computer and your phone ( I just recently found that out ) . Limitless

    .North Rider
    #12
  13. Little Bike

    Little Bike Air/Clutz Sue Supporter

    Joined:
    May 13, 2012
    Oddometer:
    6,247
    Location:
    Temecula CA
    Get a ride over to Costco and ride around the store on one of their mobility scooters. I broke my leg and while being laid up for 3 months this was seriously the highlight of my week...:lol3
    #13
  14. brgsprint

    brgsprint Long timer Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2012
    Oddometer:
    1,112
    Location:
    Endicott, NY
    I reverted to my winter routine. Recliner, laptop and tv.
    #14
  15. Berchunis

    Berchunis Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2018
    Oddometer:
    157
    Location:
    Arizona
    Hooker and blow?
    #15
  16. Schmokel

    Schmokel Key to Happiness: Low Expectations

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2015
    Oddometer:
    15,619
    Location:
    Up. And to the right.
    Porn and video games. Sometimes at separate times.
    #16
  17. MacNoob

    MacNoob piney fresh

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2010
    Oddometer:
    2,628
    Location:
    The mosquito-y Center of Canada
    I have a small list of electronics projects I want to build if I'm ever forced to have enough desk time.
    #17
  18. whysub

    whysub Adventurer

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2003
    Oddometer:
    56
    Location:
    Essex, England
    I bought a small twist n go scooter, a Yamaha 125 X-Vity).

    Sitting position put no weight on my knees (both prior to and post surgery). The scooter was so light and balanced at a standstill, again no weight put through knees. Front and rear brakes on handlebars so nothing for my feet to do.

    Not the most exciting thing to ride, but kept me out of the house. Also able to carry my crutches on it, so could even do a bit of shopping (made use of top box and under seat storage).

    I'm sure without it, I'd have gone stir crazy.

    Oh, and I no longer have it!
    #18