Being stuck in bed is no fun for anybody but it’s especially frustrating if you have a chronic illness and have to spend almost all your time in bed. This was the case for me. I had fibromyalgia, but it wasn’t bad enough that I couldn’t function. However, in 2005 the unthinkable happened and landed me flat on my back for 12 years. We were involved in a severe auto/semi accident that left me with severe fibromyalgia and injuries so devastating that I spend the next 12 years in bed trying to figure out how to get out.
I learned a lot about having nothing but time to kill. It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever been through. Staring at the same four walls all day, looking forward to little but your next meal and meds, so the pain might ease up slightly, is not fun. However, as I was stuck there, I found things to make it a little easier. If you find yourself in that same situation I thought I would give you a list of things I found to pass the time and make living the horizontal life as bearable and easy as possible.