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Unread 10-17-2011, 05:13 PM
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I just love this site!!! Thank you all so much!
KatyBug, good call with the notebook!! I will HAVE to have my lip balm for sure and lotion!
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Unread 10-17-2011, 05:15 PM
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Good luck tomorrow Luv2Hum... tomorrow!!!! eeekkkk.... "tomorrow" seems to be coming so quickly!!!
Unread 10-17-2011, 07:57 PM
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The main thing I needed was a small battery-powered alarm clock to sit on the tray. I'm very nearsighted and this way I didn't need to squint to see the time on the wall clock. (I'm weird about knowing what time it is all the time.)
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Unread 10-17-2011, 09:34 PM
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Good luck!
Unread 10-17-2011, 10:35 PM
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The only thing I actually used at the hospital was my toothbrush and chapstick.
Unread 10-17-2011, 10:44 PM
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It looks like the "must have" list is pretty well addressed for you. But I found out 2 things that help for the trip home. I put the pillow pet between my seatbelt and my tummy. It allowed me to use the seatbelt and provided support. Also, tilting the seat back so that the road bumps and vibrations go more thru your back, than your bottom really helped me deal with the ride home.

Good luck and let us know how you are doing
Unread 10-17-2011, 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by TangoRomeo View Post
I didn't take my own pillow . . . all the germs floating around there, YUCK! But that's just me.

I brought my cell phone and charger, a book to read (yeah right, that didn't happen!)... The #1 thing I absolutely could not have survived there without was my ChapStick!!
Couldn't have said it better myself! :0)

I didn't really bring anything of my own - pillow, gown, slippers, robe, etc., because of all the germs around there. I had to change my hospital gown several times during the 4 days I was there. I wouldn't have wanted to bring home all of that laundry!

I agree completely about the chapstick!!

Also, regarding the pillow for the ride home. I just left one in the car that would be picking me up.

I actually ended up using a big fluffy beach towel folded into several layers between my stomach and the seat belt. I am a larger woman and the pillow under the seat belt just didn't feel comfortable.
Unread 10-18-2011, 02:10 AM
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This was by far my number one everything for my surgery and recovery. Cute, perfect for coughing, laughing, sneezing, protecting your belly from cats, car trips, sleeping, and the general soreness. It has been my everything.
Unread 10-18-2011, 01:35 PM
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Dolly, that is soooo cute.
Unread 10-18-2011, 02:06 PM
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my cell phone.... that is a must!!! and my ipod to drown out the sound of the hospital.. a toothbrush, and hair ties ( I would never make it on survivior)
lotion and chapstick.... and thankfully they have dunkin donuts and free wifi im good ;-)

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