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What do I bring to the hospital? What do I bring to the hospital?

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Unread 05-10-2004, 08:25 AM
What do I bring to the hospital?

Other than a change of clothes what do I bring that will make my life just a little easier?
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Unread 05-10-2004, 08:37 AM
What do I bring to the hospital?

PreOp Hints and Articles (click here) has a list of suggestions of things to take to the hospital with you, and lots more!

The list there is pretty extensive, I prefer to travel light here's what I used:
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Shampoo, cream rinse, moisturizer
A brush
Robe & slippers
Lip balm (moisturizing formula) try to make sure it has no petroleum in it as it will react with oxygen should you need it.

Don’t bother with books, etc. You won’t feel like reading and it’s just something you’ll have to carry home.

Some ladies take their own nighties, but for such a short period of time I didn't bother. I figured I'd let the hospital do the laundry! I went in on Tuesday and came home Thursday.

I didn’t take my own pillow, I would have been stressing about leaving it behind or otherwise misplacing it (I have a very expensive special down pillow). The pillows in my hospital were as comfortable, if not more so, than a lot of “better” hotels.

Hope this helps!
Unread 05-10-2004, 09:44 AM
What do I bring to the hospital?

i brought:

my pillow (hospital pillows aren't as comfy)
a tummy pillow
drawstring pj pants
a t-shirt
a lightweight robe (for walks down the hall)
granny panties (at least a size bigger/or higher cut than you normally wear)
lip balm!!!!!
Unread 05-10-2004, 01:00 PM
What do I bring to the hospital?

Here is a list of the items I brought (that I actually used):

*lip balm
*slippers and a lightweight bathrobe for walks around the halls
*walkman for blocking out nighttime nurse noise (I fell asleep to classical music, but nature sounds would be good too.)
*pillow from home
*tiny bedside fan (my husband brought it in after the first night -- it was hot in there!!)
*toothbrush, toothpaste, scrunchie for my hair, and lotion
Unread 05-10-2004, 02:33 PM
What do I bring to the hospital?

I took tons of stuff...I always overpack, even for vacation. But, here is what I really used. The rest didn't leave my suitcase.

1. Large size granny panties (2 sizes bigger than my regular size).
2. Lip Balm
3. Tummy Pillow for hall walking and the ride home. (This was a gift from my daughter but was very useful.)
4. Backscratcher
5. Portable CD player and relaxation CDs.

Everything else was supplied by the hospital, including all personal care items such as toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, etc. They also supplied a small bedside fan which clipped onto my bedrail. I wore the hospital gown. Getting out of bed and going to the bathroom was easier in this than the pjs I had brought. For a robe, I wore a 2nd hospital gown with the opening in the front. (This is what all of the women on my floor were doing!) I wore the same clothes home as I did to the hospital...after all I had only had them on for 1/2 hour pre-surgery. Just be sure to wear slip-on shoes.

Good luck...we'll all be thinking of you.

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