- 1 pair of very baggy sweatpants for the trip home.
- 2 pairs of loose, boxer short-type underwear (though I'll probably only need the one pair for the trip home. Underwear don't really work with a catheter).
- 1 shirt and bra
- 2 pairs of socks (though I don't need them as I'm forced to wear those tight TEDs).
- Comfy and supportive slip-on shoes
- Mouthwash (very handy when you can't get to the sink to brush)
- Toothbrush and toothpaste (when you finally are able to stand at the sink long enough!)
- Trial size shampoo and conditioner (yay for showering post-op!)
- Lotion (in my favorite scent, for a small comfort from home)
- Cleansing facial wipes and moisturizer
- Baby wipes and antibacterial gel for my hands
- Dry shampoo
- Eyedrops (my eyes are dry since the Lasik)
- Ear plugs (the cpm's aren't quiet, nor are the dozens of nurses who come in to check vitals, etc. at 4 in the morning)
- Eye mask to block out the light
- Headband and hair ties
- Feminine products (surgery in the pelvic area tends to throw nature for a loop)
- Small pillow
- Notebook and pen (for doctor's instructions, etc.)
- Laptop to blog and keep in touch with friends
- Cell phone
- Millennial crutches
Sunday, October 12, 2008
In my hospital bag
Below is my list of items I will be packing in my hospital bag. Some of the things I packed in the first bag didn't make the cut this time, and new things were added instead.