For the more than one million people who face an extended period of bed rest every year, this practical and reassuring guide turns recuperation into a productive and rewarding experience. Forced to spend months in bed during her first pregnancy, author Barbara Edelston Peterson knows what it takes to triumph over a drawn-out confinement. Find out how to transform a bed into "Command Central" ? beat loneliness by staying connected to the world via family, friends, and the Internet; plan weekly and daily schedules of tasks and events; start personal projects like reading, learning a craft, or volunteering;?create special quality time in bed with your children; and maintain a warm relationship with your partner. With firsthand accounts of people who have successfully come through a long-term confinement, plus helpful appendices offering sources for more information and support, Making the Most of Bed Rest transforms confinement into productive and fulfilling contentment.
"Curiously, given its title, this book helps you take steps. Step-by-step, Barbara Edelston Peterson shows you how to endure and grow when you really can't move--much. It is a practical blend of philosophy and psychology, first-hand experience, wisdom, wit and attitude. "Making the Most of Bedrest" is clear and do-able. It gives you permission to do the unimaginable: get help. Bed Rest has menus, exercises, personal projects (even ones using glue!), and tips on being "wired." One of the best section tells real-life stories of others who shifted from flat and flattened to upright. Bed rest is rarely necessary, fortunately. When you need it, take this book along!"
- Linda Hawes Clever, MD, author of "The Fatigue Prescription"
"When she isn't designing jewelry, working on her book or coaching other athletes, Barbara Edelston Peterson...exercises in the land she loves, and prepares herself for upcoming off-road triathlons. Two years ago she was coming here to heal. The only wheels she could move were those attached to the chair that confined her for five months due to bilateral heel fractures. One month from now, Peterson will be entering the XTERRA National Championships...she'll study her competitors results, but more than anything she focuses on keeping herself strong. Mrs. Peterson is also focused on releasing her new book, "Making the Most of Bed Rest," a resource guide for people who are subject to bed rest or temporary immobility."
--Point Reyes Light
"I don't want to be defined as just an 'athlete.' Yet sport has become my north, my reason for structure. Removing that backbone from my day as with a 2012 bike crash, surgery and down time, left me very disoriented. Barbara's practical advice will well-serve any active athlete or individual. Bed rest sure can be an enriching time, for both body and soul."
--Dan Hugo, World-class professional triathlete
"Any time there is a special guide to help navigate through something totally fo
|Finding Inspiration||p. 1|
|Immediate Preparation||p. 9|
|It's All About the Base Camp||p. 17|
|Creating a Routine||p. 27|
|The Power of Exercise||p. 31|
|Picnics in Bed||p. 37|
|Technology and Being Connected: A Guide to Social Media Networks||p. 59|
|Personal Projects||p. 73|
|You're Not Alone||p. 89|
|Affection, Sexuality, and Bed Rest||p. 121|
|Positive Affirmations and Habits||p. 127|
|Personal Calendar and Journal||p. 131|
|Medical Team||p. 133|
|Postcards from the Bed||p. 137|
|New People and Resources||p. 141|
|Shopping Guide||p. 143|
|About the Author||p. 147|
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Number Of Pages: 202
Published: 15th January 2013
Publisher: Cleis Press
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 17.8 x 1.016
Weight (kg): 0.227