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  #21  
Unread 02-25-2006, 11:53 PM
Hospital Must Haves

chapstick, a cell phone and a Chillow. Our hospital was SO hot. The Chillow saved me
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  #22  
Unread 02-26-2006, 05:28 PM
Hospital Must Haves

Here is one: A heating pad. I did not take mine with me, but I wish I would have, Doc wanted me to have some heat and it took them 18 hours to hunt one down in the hospital. But once I got it, it was wonderful!!!!!
  #23  
Unread 02-26-2006, 05:55 PM
Hospital Must Haves

Ok... Now you got me thinking...how long do you think I'll be in the castle when I get my ovaries out on March 8th?
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  #24  
Unread 02-27-2006, 09:43 AM
Re: Hospital Must Haves

Thanks everyone.

So far, Ihave
My robe, nightgowns, slippers and socks. chapstick, facial clothes, toothpast and brush, and Drawstring pants and t-shirt. Pillow and Pads.

I don't have a fanny pack, but I do have a small tote that I can put in the bed with me and I think that would be okay. Dh will be at home with me through the weekend, and then I'll probably head over to my moms to mooch for a couple of days.

You guys have been wonderful.
  #25  
Unread 02-28-2006, 08:03 PM
Hospital Must Haves

Tiara... you got to take your tiara! I wore mine the whole time I was in the castle... it gave the nurses an idea of what they were dealing with... LOL!

I should add that I DID check to be sure that there was not a psyc ward at the hospital before I did this...
  #26  
Unread 03-06-2006, 02:50 PM
My Best Hospital Items

Best things I used at the hospital:
my back scratcher - it helped me move things into reach and I could scratch when I got itchy
a shawl - easy to work it around IV's and could be used like blanket on my legs
a little pillow - it also provided my IV arm support
chapstick
slippers for walking
a short robe
I was in longer than expected so these items were invaluable to me
  #27  
Unread 03-06-2006, 03:37 PM
Earplugs are a must

Earplugs. They work well to help you get some sleep in case you get a noisy demented elderly patient in your room like I did. I did request a private room but none were available by the time my surgery was over. Make sure you let the nurses know that you have earplugs in so when they walk in your room and need to talk to you or wake you they won't think you are unresponsive. My earplugs were a lifesaver in helping me get some much needed rest when I could. I brought a few pairs of the disposable kind so if one dropped on the floor I could just get another one off my bedside table.
  #28  
Unread 03-06-2006, 07:07 PM
Hospital Must Haves

I will pack my bag tomorrow. I go to the castle Wed. morning. I always sleep with earplugs so those are a must. That's probably the only time I'll be able to sleep! Chapstick and a change of undies will do it for me! I don't own a tiara, but that was definately a good one!
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Unread 03-08-2006, 11:11 AM
Sensitive skin?

Hi everyone,
I didn't see this posted before and hope it's helpful to someone.....
If you have sensitive skin and don't want to use (or spend the extra money for) disposable facial cloths, consider this. I have always found that hospital washcloths are extremely irritating to my skin because of the amount of bleach and chemicals used when laundering them to kill bacteria. I always wind up with very red, dry, irritated facial skin when I use the hospitals linens. I always pack (minimum) 5 of my own washcloths and handtowels for using on my face. Pick any color but white to prevent the staff from tossing yours into the hospital laundry. I also pack a few of my own pillowcases for the same reason. I hope this tip helps someone out there! I'd love to hear any that you may have and have not been previously posted!
Hugs, blessings and best wishes,
Cath
  #30  
Unread 03-08-2006, 11:28 AM
Hospital Must Haves

What a great post! I am starting to make my "list"......too bad the nesting thing doesn't strike me ;0
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