Help me Pack

By suecsdy Latest Reply 2015-03-15 22:18:56 -0500
Started 2015-03-10 11:13:01 -0500

It has been way to quiet and serious around here lately, so y'all can help me pack for my upcoming hospital stay. I will be there at least a week so I need things to keep my mind and hands busy for a little while. I have some pencil art, a small cross stitch and some yarn and a crossword puzzle book. All of this can pretty much fit in one medium tote bag. For the rest; toiletries, bedsox because my feet get cold, a little wrap I just finished, A lightweight robe so everyone doesn't get a view from the "rear window" when I have to walk. Bedtime snacks so I won't spike in the am, flavored drops to put in the water( hospital water doesn't taste right). The Dr says I won't need any of my meds while I'm there, but since I will be staying with my daughter for a little bit again, I'm taking my meds, extra test strips and pen needles. What else? I'm sure there are other things I will need. No suggestions are too silly. Make me laugh!

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valentine lady
valentine lady 2015-03-14 04:39:41 -0500 Report

Hi Sue,
The only thing I. Can think of is your crochet hook, scissors and a pattern to start a project or to finish one.

suecsdy 2015-03-14 07:46:49 -0500 Report

Have plenty of yarn ready and have been downloading patterns to my kindle so I won't have to carry paper.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2015-03-12 23:01:53 -0500 Report

HI suecsdy! As others have suggested, something to read might be a good addition. I have a Kindle, and would definitely want it with me in the hospital. I hope everything goes well, my friend. Please keep us posted.

lilleyheidi 2015-03-11 03:09:16 -0500 Report

definitely the tablet/kindle/iPad or whatever like that. Got to keep us up to date. I'm so happy this is going to be happening soon. Best of luck your in my thoughts.

Donielle Werner
Donielle Werner 2015-03-11 01:44:39 -0500 Report

Have you confirmed that you must wear a hospital gown? A lot of hospitals now allow a prettier and more comfortable gown from home. Also, I agree, if you like to read, buy a new paperback for yourself… I always do for hospital stays.

Good luck with your sugery. I'm so glad you are able to have the reversal. It must make you happy too.


RebDee 2015-03-10 15:14:16 -0500 Report

Take some makeup so that you will look pretty, if for no one else but yourself. I didn't ask why you are having surgery because that is private unless you want to tell us.
I can't think of anything else that you should bring for your hospital stay. You seem to have thought of everything.
I plan to keep your list because I will be going in for a panniculectomy/tummy tuck in July but I think I only have to stay one or two nights. I am looking forward to this surgery and hope I don't take too long to heal. I am looking forward to being slim and sexy.

suecsdy 2015-03-10 18:06:34 -0500 Report

I probably won't worry about makeup, but am getting a haircut tomorrow so I will look good after surgery. I felt like such a hag last time.

suecsdy 2015-03-10 17:40:58 -0500 Report

RebDee, I thought everyone knew by now. Next week I am having my colostomy reversed. My Dr will try to doit laparoscopically and also fix my brand new hernia. If she is successful without having a large incision, I should recover much faster than when I had the initial surgery. It was very hard on me then and took 2 mos to recover. I wish they would do a tummy tuck for me but if I have to lose more weight than what I have over the past 6 yrs, It will be 5 yrs from never, and that's if my ins would I am happy for you though. I did not know you had already scheduled it.

sweetslover 2015-03-10 12:59:41 -0500 Report

You forgot videos and magazines of some good looking "hunks."

suecsdy 2015-03-10 13:21:29 -0500 Report

Never travel without my Kindle Fire, but hoping to get my notebook back from my daughter(in working condition) before then. Any videos can be had on the kindle so I,m good there.

RebDee 2015-03-10 15:16:34 -0500 Report

When I had my bariatric surgery, I took my Kindle and read a book. It was certainly much easier than holding a large print book. My Kindle is my life saver as I am able to sit in a doctor's office waiting my turn even when the doctor is late without having the figgets.

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