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Unread 06-05-2004, 09:34 AM
hospital packing list

I got my bag packed. i just thought i would pass along what i got and see if i have forgotten any thing important.

1. special blanket i've had since i was 12
2. pillow (i'm gonna go buy some more)
3. toothebrush/paste
4. hairbrush/tie or clip
5. socks/slippers
6. lotion/chapstick
7. my sons stuffed puppy (named puffy) he took to surgery when he had his tonsils out back in 1986
8. housedress (for going home)

TAH--fibriod 11cm, uterus 16 weeks in size

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Unread 06-05-2004, 09:45 AM
hospital packing list

a few suggestions:
an emery board or nail clippers just in case of a snag?

a pen and a notebook - this way you can write down questions when they occur to you and be sure you ask them of your doc in the couple minutes he visits your room. You can also write down his answers so you don't forget them later when you're not on pain drugs. Some people like to write down names of nurses and visitors while they're in the castle - so they can write thank you notes, especially if they receive exceptional care.

some hard candy or gum, depending on your preference - once you can sit up a little, it will help stimulate saliva production to get your mouth moistened again.

Best wishes for a comfy trip to the castle and an easy recovery!
Unread 06-05-2004, 09:59 AM
hospital packing list

YES, thank you very could i have forgotten deoderant
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Unread 06-05-2004, 10:32 AM
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I have packed my bag too and feel that its like a holiday bag, all I need is the suntan oil!

Good idea about the pen and notebook though, will do that tonight when I get home. Got friend round for movie and food tonight so that will help the evening go!

Unread 06-05-2004, 01:27 PM
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Hi, you're almost there. I could not have survived without my CD player and some VERY MELLOW music. It blocked all the noise and helped me to relax, which was hard for me. Don't forgett extra batt. I went through 2 sets, and I am not a big music or tv all-the-time person. Another key item for me was some nice smelling cream. My belly was sore and ichy, the cream smelled nice and was soothing. I even got my DBF to rub my feet when he came for a visit. Heaven!
Best of luck and take care of you!
Unread 06-05-2004, 02:56 PM
hospital packing list

just can't bring myself to pack yet, keep thinking about it, just can't do it
Unread 06-05-2004, 03:18 PM
hospital packing list

Very good suggestions! I would not have thought of the hard candy thing.

I was going to put in one of those eye masks and ear plugs so maybe I could get some rest. I like to sleep in really dark rooms, the darker the better. (I am not expecting much rest, I read your journal. But I figure every little bit extra will help)

My mom (a nurse) also suggested bringing your own pillow. But said to put a different color pillow case on it so they won't mistake it for theirs and take the case off when changing the bed. Good idea, I thought.

I am considering using one of those "U" shaped neck pillows.

Best wishes to you ladies for a smooth surgery and speedy recovery.
Unread 06-05-2004, 03:31 PM
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I'm also bringing one of those little fold up hand held fans. I always get hot no matter where I go. They're only about 50 cents at Cost Plus. Good luck! Can't wait for my turn.
Unread 06-05-2004, 03:31 PM
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I brought one of those eye cover things you wear on the plane when flying, and it came with ear plugs too. I am determined to get some sleep at night while I am in hospital, never have been able to yet any though in the past, thought these might help.

Hope all goes well for you.
Unread 06-05-2004, 05:30 PM
hospital packing list

Towel? Face cloth?
Might not seem much, but I always find just washing my face after surgery can make me feel heaps better.

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