I am 8 days out of pre-op and below is my experience
Things I bought pre-op or immediately after that I use frequently
Wedge pillow for when you get home. I ordered the day I got home because I couldn't sleep flat anymore
sugar free popsicles
biotene mouth spray, used that in the hospital and for a few days out, saved me.
carmex lip balm
5 oz anchor measuring cup
water bottle with measurements on it.
Torini sugar free syrups...for Decaf coffee
ice cube tray - for freezing broth
popsicle trays - for making your own as store bought have more carbs and calories than you realize
store bought bone broths for in a pinch. Not chicken stock, Bone Broth
Blender - I had this but I use this 2 x a day for the Protein Shakes
Make sure you have extra Protein like GENEPRO to blend in to help you meet your protein goals
Silly, but a basket, notepad, designated for all of your post up meds
plenty of loose flowey dresses beach coverups - lucky i had a bunch but you won't want to wear a lot of clothes
subscription to myfitness pal or a good old notebook to document your liquids and Proteins and everything
I hate Water so I need water enhancers, I used publix brand or great value brand orange
soy milk - i discovered the lactose doesn't agree with me so I had to buy soy milk
get your mani/pedi before because you will be wearing flip flops and not feel like bending over for sneakers
Things I bought that I didn't use.
I bought a kitchen scale then realized my program does not want me to use a food scale, only measuring cups
100 1.5 oz medicine cups - never used them..I thought I would track my Fluid intake this way...ummm..no..
almond Creamer, just don't like it
Miralax..didn't need it, the colace and benefiber helps me "go"
I have owned this shirt for 10 years and it has always been too tight for me to wear. Today is the first day I was able to wear it! Lol, but I forgot the Patriots played on Thursday night (sacrilege!) so I put it away until Monday’s game.