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hey guys!

im getting sleeved on tuesday & i decided to pack very little because i doubt ill use a lot of things while im at the hospital.

so heres my list of things im bringing..

1. laptop, charger & dvds (because u have to pay for the tv and i dont want to pay when i can just bring my entertaining dvds)

2. extension cord (my phone charger is short so i want it to reach the bed)

3. gas x & listerine strips.

4. toothbrush, face wash, face lotion.

5. chapstick.

im going to leave in the clothes i came in which will be a huge pair of stretchie pants & a big tshirt & a sports bra & new panties, of course.

i will straighten my hair since its down to my butt & a lot easier to manage when its straight & then ill just put it in a messy bun at the top of my head and leave it like that. lol.

QUESTION: what did you take that you ended up not using?

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i was like you and brought very little. i also brought my own slippers because hospital slippers never fit my fat feet (hehehe). You won't have time to do much computering either but take it nonetheless, cause you may not feel too badly. Good luck! i'm excited for you!

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I also brought my pillow from home, my own pj's and slippers. I originally wanted my IPAD but I didn't have any place safe to leave it when I left the room. Chapstick is a must!

Good Luck!

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I was not allowed to use gas-x per my Dr. Waste of money for me - when I finally could, it didn't help (gas from beans). Things I wish I had brought - deodorant, brush. You could always rip your DVD's and put it right on your laptop if you don't want to have to drag them along - my husband did that. Also, you can watch all CBS shows on their website the day after they air for free. Definitely take your own slippers if you have some already.

hey guys!

im getting sleeved on tuesday & i decided to pack very little because i doubt ill use a lot of things while im at the hospital.

so heres my list of things im bringing..

1. laptop, charger & dvds (because u have to pay for the tv and i dont want to pay when i can just bring my entertaining dvds)

2. extension cord (my phone charger is short so i want it to reach the bed)

3. gas x & listerine strips.

4. toothbrush, face wash, face lotion.

5. chapstick.

im going to leave in the clothes i came in which will be a huge pair of stretchie pants & a big tshirt & a sports bra & new panties, of course.

i will straighten my hair since its down to my butt & a lot easier to manage when its straight & then ill just put it in a messy bun at the top of my head and leave it like that. lol.

QUESTION: what did you take that you ended up not using?

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i was like you and brought very little. i also brought my own slippers because hospital slippers never fit my fat feet (hehehe). You won't have time to do much computering either but take it nonetheless, cause you may not feel too badly. Good luck! i'm excited for you!

Just curious, why is there not much time for computering? With walking, etc.? Computer stuff (social) is what I do all day! lol

I am taking my big screen laptop and hope to watch movies on Amazon Prime (free) and I hope the hospital's internet will allow for that. I have a lock for the laptop which is probably not necessary but better safe than sorry.

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how do you rip dvds? cuz that would be GREAT!!!!

the hospital provides socks for us to walk in. im definitely going to bring deodorant.

I was not allowed to use gas-x per my Dr. Waste of money for me - when I finally could, it didn't help (gas from beans). Things I wish I had brought - deodorant, brush. You could always rip your DVD's and put it right on your laptop if you don't want to have to drag them along - my husband did that. Also, you can watch all CBS shows on their website the day after they air for free. Definitely take your own slippers if you have some already.

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walking only takes about 10minutes every hr or two. that means i can walk, watch a movie, walk, watch a movie. nap. walk, watch a movie! lol.

i mean im sure the first day, i wont be watching much but maybe the 2nd & 3rd day, i will. i rather be safe than sorry. when i had my gall bladder removed, they played a LAW & ORDER: svu marathon! i was so glad. i laid in bed & watched it. tv was free then!

Just curious, why is there not much time for computering? With walking, etc.? Computer stuff (social) is what I do all day! lol

I am taking my big screen laptop and hope to watch movies on Amazon Prime (free) and I hope the hospital's internet will allow for that. I have a lock for the laptop which is probably not necessary but better safe than sorry.

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hi jasleeve

i'm so glad you're finally at the "end" of your waiting game, and will just be starting the beginning of your new journey that will last a life time.

didn't use the following that i brought from home

nightgown (they had a nice xxlarge that was fine)

bathrobe (wasn't necessary)

toiletries (they supplied)

ipod (felt kindof tired, didn't want to listen)

all of the above were supplied

brought my ipod, to listen to, just didn't feel that

well, so didn't listen

kathy

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thanks beth! i plan on hiding mine under the covers everytime i leave the room. hopefully ill get a bec closer to the window for more privacy.

I also brought my pillow from home, my own pj's and slippers. I originally wanted my IPAD but I didn't have any place safe to leave it when I left the room. Chapstick is a must!

Good Luck!

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Let me check with my husband on the program he uses - you can do it with CD's too. My hospital provided socks too but I just disliked them LOL

how do you rip dvds? cuz that would be GREAT!!!!

the hospital provides socks for us to walk in. im definitely going to bring deodorant.

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thank you!!! im very nauseous today & i can only imagine that itll be worse post op :(

im soexcited about getting sleeved! i cant wait :)

my iphone is an ipod so in case, ill have that option.

hi jasleeve

i'm so glad you're finally at the "end" of your waiting game, and will just be starting the beginning of your new journey that will last a life time.

didn't use the following that i brought from home

nightgown (they had a nice xxlarge that was fine)

bathrobe (wasn't necessary)

toiletries (they supplied)

ipod (felt kindof tired, didn't want to listen)

all of the above were supplied

brought my ipod, to listen to, just didn't feel that

well, so didn't listen

kathy

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I am really surprised that hospitals charge for TV. I don't think they do around here, they didn't when my husband had his back surgery. That seems so silly. How much is it?

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$7 per day! lol. i said whaaaat? thats $21. thats a dvd at best buy! lol.

I am really surprised that hospitals charge for TV. I don't think they do around here, they didn't when my husband had his back surgery. That seems so silly. How much is it?

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thanks :))

Let me check with my husband on the program he uses - you can do it with CD's too. My hospital provided socks too but I just disliked them LOL

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I lugged my lap top to the hospital and didn't use it. There was no wifi in the hospital and I was napping so much that I didn't need it. Less is more.

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