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12 years 6 months ago #8401 by Zachary
Margot, I'd been thinking about posting that for a while, but it wasn't until I read about Harry going into the hospital that I got around to doing it.

From the Escape series:
The Abominable Snowman

From Dimension-X:
The Martian Death March

From Quiet, Please
The Man Who Stole a Planet
Northern Lights
(actually here is a link to all the Quiet, Please episodes)

From CBS Mystery Theater:
Prisoner of the Machines
Resident Killer


Here is a page devoted to Sherlock Holmes shows.

Here is a site with lots of free downloads of all sorts of shows:
Old Time Radio Shows

Does your husband have access to to an mp3 player or a cd player that will play mp3 files?

"Standing on my Head"---my chemo journal
T3a Grade 4 N+M0
RC at USC/Norris June 23, 2006 by Dr. John Stein

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12 years 6 months ago #8400 by harry s
With my husband Harry going in for surgery at Stanford on 10/1, this was a great post. I will definitely let him know your suggestion. If you have any more, they would be appreciated!! Thanks.

Margot S.

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12 years 6 months ago #8390 by dmartin12358
Now I wish I had done that (my surgery was 2 1/2 years ago - same place)!

I brought a CD player (which helped a lot), but 'watching' radio programs is a great idea.


Dx 7/04, CIS + T1G3, Age 50
2 TURBTs
12 BCGs
Cystectomy 8/05 USC/Norris
So far, so good (kow)

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12 years 6 months ago #8387 by Patricia
Fall asleep in a hospital...you're kidding right? People sticking you...stupid alarm dinging every l5 minutes...
But i do like those old radio shows..maybe at least it would drown out the dinging!!...Thanks Zachary :D

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12 years 6 months ago #8374 by Zachary
It was just a year ago that I had my cycstectomy at USC/Norris. My hospital stay was ten days, and one thing really stands out in my memory.

No, not the pain. Not the surgery. Not the 18 flavors of Jello.

It was the boredom I remember. I dozed off a lot during the day, but at night I was awake, and tried to watch television to fall asleep. I don't have to tell you how awful after-midnight television is--infomercials, stupid syndicated comedies, lots of long commercials... there is nothing restful about it. You simply can't bore yourself to sleep.

If I was going into the hospital again, the first thing I would do is to get an mp3 player and download some old radio shows from a site like Radio Lovers .

The downloads are free and are entertaining as hell. And if you close your eyes while you listen to them, I guarantee you'll fall asleep faster than if you'd watched television.

I'll get you started--you can listen to these now, or download them to your computer by right-clicking on them.

Here is War of the Worlds , a timeless piece of radio by Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre group. The best Science Fiction story ever.

If you need a laugh, here's Jack Benny buying a new car .

How about The Whistler .

Or more classic Orson Welles .

Or The Shadow .

Or one of my favorites, Mars is Heaven .

Or an episode of the great series, Escape .

You get the idea. Hospital nights aren't always pleasant, but they don't have to be boring.

Best wishes,

Zach

"Standing on my Head"---my chemo journal
T3a Grade 4 N+M0
RC at USC/Norris June 23, 2006 by Dr. John Stein

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