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My surgery is next week, yay, and I’m just wondering what to bring to the hospital that folks found helpful. I think I’ll only be there one night but any suggestions are helpful. Thanks

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I had my sleeve 10/5 and I took a gown to walk around in and to go to test day after. A ton of toiletries that I didn't use. I thankfully took bottled Water as I cant stand city water and couldn't drink it. My family brought the low sugar Powerade but couldn't drink much of that as I found it way to sweet. I also took my phone, ipad and kindle...didnt use the kindle. You wont need much really, you wont feel like doing much of anything.

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I haven't had the surgery yet, but I can tell you what I am 100% bringing (I will be there 2 nights/3 days): loose fitting clothes, my own slippers, cellphone charger, toothbrush/toothpaste, dry Shampoo, hair brush, deodorant, and a book. I anticipate I'll be sleeping a lot when I am not up walking, though.

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Phone charger (if you bring your phone) chapstick (although the hospital gave me a goody bag which included it).
Bring the bare minimum, comfy clothes there and for the return

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I’m bringing

- my super hydrating overnight lip mask. I hate chapped lips

- a sleeping shirt that goes to my knees and has a sequin cat on it

- fuzzy socks with grips at the bottom

- my phone, iPad, and portable charger

- loose sleeping pants to wear home under my sleeping shirt

-deodorant

- face wipes and a moisturizer

-underwear

- headphones.

Good idea on bringing my own pillow, I’ll add it to my list!

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Good suggestions!
Socks, lip balm and Biotene (you can thank me later [emoji6])





Sleeved on April 25, 2018
HW: 258
SW: 238
CW: 197
GW: 165

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The thing I found the most useful was an extension cord - made it easy to put my phone and charger right where I needed them. Also, underwear.

I also brought my headphones and loaded an audiobook onto my mp3 player - so useful, I could keep entertained without having to keep my eyes open!

The hospital was great, they provided me with socks as well as a toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, and chapstick - boy, it felt so good to brush my teeth after hours of dozing in a hospital bed.

I personally didn't need anything else I brought.

Edited by boringtessa

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4 hours ago, browneyez42 said:

Socks, lip balm and Biotene (you can thank me later )





Sleeved on April 25, 2018
HW: 258
SW: 238
CW: 197
GW: 165

Thanks for the biotene suggestion!

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Never used Biotene in the hospital, they kept me on IV the whole time I was there, so I was well- moisturized. I use it now anyway, just did because I am now NPO for my procedure tomorrow.

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I got sleeved 10/10/18 and still in hospital hopefully getting discharged tmrw. I packed a book bag full of stuff and I only used my chapstick, phone charger, face wash and toothbrush. FOR ME I find it easier being in the gown. It's the easiest when I go pee to just have it opened and not have to worry about pulling down and up my underwear since it really does hurt sitting down and getting up. Also I found it easier with the gown when I took a shower, just slip off then slip on a new one but again that's me. Best of luck to you!

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