Watching someone else go through laser spine surgery can be hard. You kind of just stand around, wondering “what am I supposed to do to help out?” While every situation is different, there are always a few staples that are all but guaranteed to help. Go ahead and give the following methods a try:
Do The Laundry For Them
Even though they are doing little more than resting in bed to start, surgical patients still need to wear clothes, and no one likes stewing in their own filth. Something as simple as doing a load of laundry can go a long way towards helping out a friend or family member.
Read Them A Book
If the laser spine surgery occurred in such a place that the neck has a limited range of motion, then the patient is going to be just about helpless when it comes to absorbing entertainment. A nice option would be to read the patient their favorite book, just make sure that you get into character while you do it!
Volunteer As A Workout Partner
There are very few situations where physical therapy is actually any fun. The exercises are repetitive (and sometimes painful), the sessions are long, and the nurses are awkward. If you want to give someone who just had laser spine surgery a pick me up, simply offer to become their workout buddy. It gives them somebody to talk to (that they actually like) and may help you get in better shape in the process!
All three of these options are incredibly simple to implement, but know that they will be huge in the eyes of the person that you are helping. You never know when you’re going to need someone by your side in a pinch, so lend that helping hand where you can.