What should I take to the hospital? | HysterSisters
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
Advertising Info HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Hysterectomy Support Posts > Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)


HysterSisters.com is a massive online community with over 475,000 members and over 5 million posts.

Our community is filled with women who have been through the Hysterectomy experience providing both advice and support from our active members and moderators.

HysterSisters.com is located at 111 Peter St, Toronto, Canada, M5V2H1 and is part of the VerticalScope network of websites.

With free registration, you can ask and answer questions in our HYSTERECTOMY forum community, get our FREE BOOKLET, access Hysterectomy Checkpoints and more.

You are not alone. The HysterSisters are here for you. Join us today!
join HysterSisters for hysterectomy resources and support
Reply

What should I take to the hospital? What should I take to the hospital?

Thread Tools
  #1  
Unread 02-07-2008, 07:41 PM
What should I take to the hospital?

I am also scheduled to have abdominal surgery on the 26th of February. So, so very nervous about it all. Are there any tips on what to do before and after for house hold chores, family needs (2 children, 14 and huhum 46), etc. I have read to take my own pillow. What else would I need to take to the hospital? Thank you in advance for any help coming my way!
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Unread 02-08-2008, 12:19 PM
What should I take to the hospital?

Hello morning1965 and

We’re happy you joined the Hystersisters community! There is a ton of solid information on the site, and the members have unlimited cyber-hugs to dispense and experiences to share with you at every stage of your journey to good health!

There are a couple of articles among the Pre-Op Articles archive that I think you might find helpful:

What to Bring to the Hospital

How Others Can Help

Best wishes as you prepare for your trip to the Castle!
  #3  
Unread 02-08-2008, 01:32 PM
What should I take to the hospital?

The Pre-Op Hysterectomy Hints were wonderful for me. My trip to the Castle is Tuesday 2/12 and I have been picking up some of the items suggested. Most Sisters say don't overpack. Sounds like good advice to me. Read lots of the hints and you will see what I mean. You can judge for yourself what you think you will need, but some of the suggestions are things I would not have thought of.

Welcome to the site and good luck with your preparations.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Unread 02-08-2008, 02:10 PM
What should I take to the hospital?

Good luck on the 26th.. not that you will need it.
I took my Ipod... my recovery room was next to the elevator doors, so sleep was difficult. It seemed to drown out noises in the hallways. Other than the obvious things that helped me out a lot. Pack like your going to have a baby... thats what I did.
  #5  
Unread 02-08-2008, 02:16 PM
What should I take to the hospital?

after reading all the posts under "post-op surgery nurses" and remembering the experience that I had, I would advise having your husband pick up some nice candy for the nurses, maybe that will get their attention and you will have some nice, attentive staff.

Good Luck and may all go well....
  #6  
Unread 02-08-2008, 02:23 PM
What should I take to the hospital?

I am 4 days post-op and i got alot of good advice here. The biggest for me was to use desitine before the bowel prep. It was a life saver. Also don't forget a robe and slippers for those walks down the hallway.
  #7  
Unread 02-08-2008, 02:37 PM
What should I take to the hospital?

What to bring? I brought everything but the kitchen sink.

I started out with the list that Bizet Woman referenced. Then I modified it for my needs. I then added things that were picked up from other peoples posts.

I went into the hospital with a big duffle bag.

What did I actually use, very little of it. But it got used. My mother ended up staying with me foor my 3 day stay that turned into 5. Well, she ran out of clothes and got to wear my new spiffy lounge pants. I had a number of guests and so between them, most of my stuff got used.

I brought a bowl of candy and between hospital staff and my visitors - it was a huge hit.

I'm the kind of person that would rather be prepared with too much than not enough. Had I only stayed 3 days, I probably would not have used any of it, but it worked out well for me.

Blessings on you ....
Reply

booklet
Our Free Booklet
What 350,000 Women Know About Hysterectomy: Information, helpful hints as you prepare and recover from hysterectomy.
Answers to your questions
Register




Thread Tools

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
From This Forum From Other Forums
11 Replies, Last Reply 06-21-2008, Started By havehope
9 Replies, Last Reply 06-17-2008, Started By anothershelly
14 Replies, Last Reply 04-11-2008, Started By lunchlady1948
7 Replies, Last Reply 04-07-2008, Started By hellion264
31 Replies, Last Reply 02-19-2008, Started By always&forever
16 Replies, Last Reply 12-11-2007, Started By angelsisters
3 Replies, Last Reply 08-22-2006, Started By Emeraldcitea
2 Replies, Last Reply 09-21-2005, Started By armywife96
1 Reply, Last Reply 07-17-2005, Started By msbutton
7 Replies, Last Reply 06-20-2005, Started By jrobertson37
1 Reply, Last Reply 06-16-2005, Started By JEAN67
7 Replies, Last Reply 05-29-2005, Started By Danni
10 Replies, Last Reply 05-18-2005, Started By mapleleaf
4 Replies, Last Reply 05-15-2005, Started By fabricat7
32 Replies, Last Reply 02-22-2004, Started By SueMorris
8 Replies, Last Reply 12-06-2003, Started By marchdd
18 Replies, Last Reply 11-24-2003, Started By Michqueen
14 Replies, Last Reply 04-06-2002, Started By Trish Says Hi
2 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
18 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)



Advertisement

Hysterectomy News

October 20,2021

CURRENT NEWS

HysterSisters Takes On Partner To Manage Continued Growth And Longevity
I have news that is wonderful and exciting! This week’s migration wasn’t a typical migration - from one set ... News Archive

TODAY'S EVENTS

Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays


Request Information


I am a HysterSister

HYSTERECTOMY STORIES

Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours

FOLLOW US


Your Hysterectomy Date


CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing  


$vbulletin->featuredvideos is not an array!
Advertisement


Advertisement