Stay off that ankle! For eight weeks?! How are you going to survive without going crazy? For many of us assigned to crutches or a wheelchair for any period of recovery time, the restrictions can seem impossible to live with, and after a few days, terminal boredom sets in. There are only so many times we can reread War and Peace, after all. Well, we’re here to help! We’ve compiled a list of things you can do to pass the time while confined to your crutches or wheelchair.

First of all, realize that you are by no means doomed to stay in your home. With a rollator/transport chair, you can go out and about, and have a guaranteed place to rest when you get tired. Even better, your friends or family can push you as you rest, so you can keep up with them. Another option is the iWALKFREE hands-free crutch, which allows active people to remain active throughout their recovery. With a little practice, this innovative device could allow you to stay off your injured foot without giving up any of your normal activities.

After a long and active day, you may want to sit down and play some cards. Lucky you, with a wheelchair tray and playing card holder, you have a built-in card table that allows you to play anywhere! Stick a deck of cards in one of your walker pockets, and you will always be ready for a game.

Fishing is always good to pass the time! And with this Fishing Pole Holder, your walker or wheelchair becomes more than just a mobility aid- it’s a valuable tool for a great pastime. Clip the holder on to any walker or wheelchair, sit back, relax, and enjoy the peace.

If your interests turn to the crafty, why not try some walker ball decorating? These gray walker balls are perfect for customization! With some non-water soluble ink, you are well on your way to a great rainy afternoon activity. Draw on your own favorite pattern, or write a message and give it as a gift to a friend! This makes a great activity you can do with children and grandchildren, too.

So you see, being forced to stay off your feet does not mean being bored to death. There are plenty of things you can do! What are your favorite activities that your walking aid has made possible?