5 ways to make a Hospital Stay more fun!

5 ways to make a Hospital Stay more fun!

Want to know how to make a hospital stay more fun?

I’ve just been in hospital for 3 nights because of a silly chest infection I was struggling to get rid off – the chemo has destroyed my immune system to the point I don’t have one!

You know, until I do again.

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Despite the staff being amazing and the food being surprisingly good, it was just a teeny tiny little bit booooring.

So here are the ‘fun’ things I’ve been doing to occupy myself.  Desperate times people, desperate times!

5 ways to make a hospital stay more fun:

1.  Take your make up off before you Skype your parents.

The look of concern on my Mum’s face when she told me how tired and ill I looked!  Um, Mum, meet Dark Circles – that’s my normal FACE! :)

2.  Scare the crap out of your husband by shouting Boo through the baby monitor video app!

Laughed my pants off – he didn’t realise it could do that.  He’ll forget at some point and I’ll do it again.

3.  Watch whatever you want on telly.

Except somehow I still ended up watching Peter Rabbit and Play School.

4.  Catch up with friends!

Yes, maybe not in person but use the peace and quiet to email and text to your hearts content :)

5.  Spend many guilt-free crazy hours on Pinterest, Candy Crush and online (window) shopping

Because you can!  Thank God for the internet.  Honestly, what did people do in hospitals before that?  They even had Wi-Fi!

Any other suggestions?

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  1. Mario
    7th December 2016 / 1:36 am

    absolutely love this! Hospitals scare me so much, your tips will certainly help me, I have an operation next week. Thanks!!!

  2. Jalu Sakti
    27th September 2016 / 5:20 am

    I love this post; you have such creative ideas for making a hospital stay more exciting! I loved the first two about scaring your parents and spouse by removing your makeup and shouting. I also agree that WiFi is a lifesaver when you have nothing to do. I have never had to stay in the hospital overnight, but if I ever do, I will remember all of this and try it out.

  3. 17th January 2016 / 6:02 am

    Haha, 1 and 2 are brilliant! Good for you! You can probably guilt your mum into taking you shopping for make-up now too – bonus! ;) xx

    • 17th January 2016 / 11:45 am

      Hee hee that’s a v good idea! x x

  4. 10th January 2016 / 8:43 am

    Thank goodness for wifi! The one night I had to do in hospital I didn’t even have a good mobile connection. I’ve become so reliant on it. Things to pack should you have notice of needing to go in again: some super trashy magazines; nail varnish – give yourself a manicure/pedicure; a box of chocs (all for yourself – yay!); and some photos to sort out. I have so many snaps that I need to file away or organise to print for frames. I never have time for this at home xxx

    • 10th January 2016 / 12:22 pm

      They are awesome tips! I was soooo thinking the same about doing my nails and I wish I’d done that – now I’m back at home with the kids and moving house it’s proving a bit trickier to find the time ha! x

  5. Robyn
    9th January 2016 / 9:22 am

    You make it sound almost like a holiday! I had a LOL moment imagining your husband being scared witless, haha. Husbands are good fun when you can outsmart them for your entertainment :)

    • 9th January 2016 / 8:14 pm

      Ha ha in a very strange way it was :) x x

  6. 8th January 2016 / 8:25 am

    Love this Mim – it’s good to have a laugh isn’t it? I found magazines to be a good distraction while I was in hospital, even if all I did was look at the pictures! I had my Kindle with me too and my music box – as many distractions as possible! Xxx

    • 8th January 2016 / 9:10 am

      Thanks lady! You’re so right about needing things that distract :) x x

  7. 8th January 2016 / 6:01 am

    Hi Mim, good to hear you sounding so upbeat about staying in hospital. I love the thought of you scaring your parents (how cruel is that?), but as you said desperate times.

    Luckily I’ve not been admitted to hospital for a long time, but when I have it was soooo boring. there is only so much a person can read in one sitting. Maybe, if there is a next time I could get acquainted with Candy Crush Saga!

    Keep up the positive attitude and hopefully 2016 is the year you beat the bugger!


    • 8th January 2016 / 7:03 am

      Ha thank you Debbie!! x x

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