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Unread 01-27-2012, 09:16 PM
Re: hospital must haves

Adding this to my list right now!
Originally Posted by tlprell View Post
OH, YES, definitely CHAPSTICK!!!! That's one of the first things I was asking for right out of recovery. Of course, I asked for morphine first.
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Unread 01-28-2012, 12:59 AM
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Boredom busters for when you are at home. I am struggling to keep myself sitting still. Also a grabber has been handy for things I drop. I got mine at Harbor Freight for $4.
Unread 01-28-2012, 06:42 AM
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thankyou so much for your replies.
have been warned about stool softeners due to the meds i`m already taking it`s already an issue.chapstick is usually in my hospital bag as are WET WIPES as i like to feel clean after i come round.Great ideas thankyou.hadn`t thought about a hand grabber good idea.
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Unread 01-28-2012, 10:36 AM
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In the hospital..your own slippers I wore socks & my slippers (they looked like shoes) so I didn't have to bend over to put shoes on when it was time to leave. Also lotion is a big one for me. My hospital gave me gasx & pads while I was in there.
Unread 01-28-2012, 11:56 AM
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Here's what I've got packed in my bag:
Underwear...which I may not end up putting on
Pads...A friend of mine said she bleed, but not a whole lot.
Pj bottoms.
Facewash pads.
Hand lotion.
Hand cleaner.
Cell phone/charger.
Body spray.
My favorite blanket that I sleep with every night
Unread 01-28-2012, 04:58 PM
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Katie for home I'd also suggest some slimfast or ensure and some broths and stuff.

For the first couple of days I had either no appetite or low appetite, so these will at least get something into your system. I just ate 3/4 of a chicken sandwich from chic-fila the most I have eaten in 10 days/
Unread 01-28-2012, 05:00 PM
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That's a good idea, too. There were some days I got to feeling really bad and shaky and realized I had not eaten, either.
Unread 01-28-2012, 05:54 PM
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A belly bag is nice to clip to the hospital bed. You can keep your Chapstick and wipes and stuff in it.
Unread 01-28-2012, 05:59 PM
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Lip lips were sooo dry after surgery. Toothbrush/paste was nice to have the next afternoon (I had a late afternoon surgery) when I was getting around more. Once they take out your IV, your own jammies or gown (loose of course). My hospital put a belly band on me post op thankfully. And if for *some* reason you don't have your bag with you, ask your nurse if you need something, they might surprise you (mine had a kit with shampoo, etc and the blessed lip balm!).
Unread 01-28-2012, 07:07 PM
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good idea about the slim fast etc unfortunatley i`m wheat intolerant so can`t have anything like that but will get some energy drinks in.thankyou
loving the idea about the clip bag for the bed a great idea!!

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