Does Blogging Help Recovery?
I was thinking about my injury and the long recovery period, especially the three months when I actually followed the doctor’s orders and stayed on the couch with my foot elevated about the heart almost 24/7. Looking back, I can’t believe I actually did it…I think I was too drugged up to rebel. Maybe that’s why he kept offering me Oxycodone. I think that the blogging was a truly important part of the recovery, perhaps little-recognized.
- It kept my mind active, and gave me a connection with the outside world when getting up and down 4 flights of stairs was really difficult.
- It forced me to stay positive…At least, for me, whining in writing just isn’t an option.
- It helped me organize and remember what I had to do once I started PT. OK, I could have just kept a private notebook, which I did, but putting it out there meant I HAD to do it!
- It gave the experience a bit of a weirdly positive spin. If it helped someone else, maybe it wasn’t totally and completely a waste of my life and time.
I would be interested in what other bloggers feel…was your blogging just something to do, or did it actually help you to get better?