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Unread 12-15-2011, 11:28 PM
Packing for TVH

Ok.. I know this is probably a frequent question, But what are five musts for the bag? I only want to take one small bag, so would like to have some suggestions. TIA
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Unread 12-16-2011, 12:33 AM
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I took: loose clothing, toothbrush, brush, my iPad, and a travel pillow for the ride home. Oh, and my cell phone and a hair tie Best wishes sister-to-be! See you in post- op!
Unread 12-16-2011, 02:19 AM
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I took everyones advice and packed lip balm. I have my eyeglasses,contacts, scented hand lotion to make some aromatherapy for me, lol, small shampoo and shower gel, comb/brush for hair and a little hairspray for my exit home. Oh, deodorant, a robe for those hall walks everyone talks about. Taking cell phone but hoping to be sleeping alot from good pain meds! I"m taking a magazine for preop waiting as I'm afraid of being bored and too nervous-best of luck!
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Unread 12-16-2011, 04:57 AM
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I am bringing a mini pillow pet. I heard they are great comfort for your belly!
Unread 12-16-2011, 06:31 AM
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Thanks will be getting a pillow pet ! And lip balm. .
Have loose clothing, rubber soled slip on shoes, toiletries. Good luck today Kathy1970 and Junebug43
Unread 12-16-2011, 07:15 AM
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i wore a pair of flowerdy thermal pj's cause friend said hospital feels like the morgue,its very cold and i ended up keeping same set on entire time at hospital after i could get out of hospitals' fashionable gown.its cold in a hospital.i didnt take shampoo because i knew there'd be no way i could wash my hair ,i waited until i had help at home.i took deodorant,moisturizer,body lotion and a book.they usually supply toothpaste and wont wanna take a shower i know i didnt.robe i didnt use it was too thick and pjs were extremely toasty
Unread 12-16-2011, 07:19 AM
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christinatas- will be packing overly fuzzy socks. and fleece pj's.
Unread 12-16-2011, 08:31 AM
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good luck on your journey i hope you're not in a bunch of pain and dont do what i did and think you're better before you actually are
Unread 12-16-2011, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by johndeerecrazy View Post
Ok.. I know this is probably a frequent question, But what are five musts for the bag? I only want to take one small bag, so would like to have some suggestions.
My 5 musts: clean undies, thin pads, tooth brush/paste, deodorant, comb and pillow pet. Oops, that's 6 (or 7 if you count the tooth brush and paste as 2 separate items.)

Other things I took that were essentially useless: Book (couldn't concentrate to read), cell phone (most people called my room phone) Ab Binder (used once).

Wear the same clothes out that you wear in and use the hospital gowns, robes and slippers while there. With an IV and a catheter, your own PJ's won't really work and my nurses brought me a clean gown whenever I wanted one. I think I must have changed gowns 5 times in 2 1/2 days and it felt really good.
Unread 12-16-2011, 09:26 AM
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The hospital had a robe for me and they already had me in the slip-proof hospital socks when I woke up. I was plenty warm between the anti-embolism stockings, slip-proof socks, the compression leggings, and the warm blankets they kept bringing. There was no thought of a shower, I really wasn't steady enough on my feet to attempt that. Lip balm is a must! I had that, too, forgot to mention it though. I always overpack...but I'd rather have it and not need it... than need it and not have it.

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