What should I bring for my surgery?
on 4/24/12 1:02 pm, edited 4/24/12 1:06 pm
Quick edit to say GOODLUCK!!
on 4/24/12 1:13 pm
But I brought my robe to wear over the gown, and my slip on slippers with rubber bottoms to wear on the many walks around the hospital floor.
I brought computer, books, magazines, etc...but I wasn't up to using any of them.
Oh, and chapstick.
Best of luck tomorrow!
Banded Oct 2008: 290
RNY Feb 2012: 245
Dr's set goal: 170 reached Oct 11, 2012
My goal: 160 reached Dec 1, 2012
Today : 141-145
I am half the person I was in 2008.
Good luck! See you on the loser's bench!
My surgeon prefers we wait one more day before showering, so I knew I wouldn't need shampoo or anything like that. I think I did have my basic toilet kit along....toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, deodorant...but that's it.
If you are going to have to share a room, bring some earplugs to block out stuff you don't want to hear.
I was given an extra gown to wear as a robe, and the slipper socks they gave me when I checked in stayed on my feet for the 24 hours I was in the hospital. I'm sure I could have asked for another pair if I was going to be there longer.
Do remember to take before pictures....and do your measurements too! When you get to that first stall it will be really nice to be able to count how many inches you have lost when the scale isn't moving a bit!
my own pillow (I love my tempurpedic)
earplugs and sleepmask so I could sleep
robe/slippers (yeah they give you grippy socks but it made me feel better looking cute in my pink robe and slippers), plus as much as I was walking the halls, I wanted to look decent
smart phone (I brought my Kindle, but didn't look at it once)
If you take more, it will just get in the way. Someone on here posted that you should pack your bag, then take out half.
Just wear comfy clothes going in so that you can wear them going home.
your phone/charger comfy cloths/robe slippers, chapstick, toothbrush/paste, hair clips or pony tail holders, your own pillow.. between the discomfort, pain meds, nurse and cnas doing their jobs, your walking halls, and your naps.... you will need NOTHING else. I didn't turn the tv on until the morning we were leaving.. had surgery at 7.30 monday.. discharged at 12ish, on wednesday.... was GOOD to be home.
on 4/24/12 4:58 pm, edited 4/24/12 4:59 pm
Chapstick! I used so much while I was recovering.
I brought my own toiletries (toothpaste, deoderant, mouthwash, ear cleaners, make-up etc etc) in my overnight bag. I also brought a comfy pair of pajamas. If I don't look put together, I feel like crap. My roommate would laugh at me (we would crack each other up so bad!) putting on my blush and mascara. lol
The day after my surgery I wanted OUT of my hospital gown so the nurses unclipped my IV long enough for me to change. I felt SO MUCH better. I also had to put my bra on. My back was killing me.
Other than that, I brought my pillow, a book, my cell phone and charger, and my Android tablet.
Good luck tomorrow!!