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I signed my consent forms yesterday and the NP and surgeon sent in prescriptions to have on hand for after surgery.

I've ordered several different sampler packs of Protein supplements to get me started after surgery. I got the large sampler pack from here, a variety pack of Iso100 drinks, and a sample pack from Unjury. I also have a list of stuff to get at Walmart to have on hand, such as juven powder, mucinex, allergy medication for post-nasal drip, stool softener/laxative.. etc.

I'm about to make a list of things I should do before surgery, too. Any other ideas or things I'm missing?? 11 days to go!

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I would also add a variety of clear liquid options: herbal teas, sugar-free popsicles, Water flavorings like Crystal Light. The biggest struggle for most people after surgery is getting their fluids in (with or without protein) and you want to have lots of options (and temperature choices) available.

Best wishes for an uneventful surgery and a speedy recovery!

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3 hours ago, shannamarie said:

I signed my consent forms yesterday and the NP and surgeon sent in prescriptions to have on hand for after surgery.

I've ordered several different sampler packs of Protein supplements to get me started after surgery. I got the large sampler pack from here, a variety pack of Iso100 drinks, and a sample pack from Unjury. I also have a list of stuff to get at Walmart to have on hand, such as juven powder, mucinex, allergy medication for post-nasal drip, stool softener/laxative.. etc.

I'm about to make a list of things I should do before surgery, too. Any other ideas or things I'm missing?? 11 days to go!

Many of the Vlogs I have watched on YouTube said to bring LIP BALM! I have some ready! LOL!

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2 hours ago, Orchids&Dragons said:

I would also add a variety of clear liquid options: herbal teas, sugar-free popsicles, Water flavorings like Crystal Light. The biggest struggle for most people after surgery is getting their fluids in (with or without protein) and you want to have lots of options (and temperature choices) available.

Best wishes for an uneventful surgery and a speedy recovery!

Oh I forgot to mention those! I do have several kinds of Bone Broth, lots of Crystal Lite and Powerade Zero. I have some sugar-free popsicles too, but will probably need more by then.

Thanks!!

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5 minutes ago, NancyLF said:

Many of the Vlogs I have watched on YouTube said to bring LIP BALM! I have some ready! LOL!

I have noticed everyone mentions that too! and a phone charger, heating pad, extension cord. Those sound pretty handy based on my experience sitting with others in hospital.

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What sf pops are you on? I've been on a serious hunt for sugar-free pops. I have some from the brand Popsicle. And a few from Outshine.....but technically the Outshine ones I have are just a 'no sugar added' version that technically isn't entirely sugar free but the flavors close (like 1g-2g per popsicle depending on the flavor).

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53 minutes ago, TheJuice202 said:

What sf pops are you on? I've been on a serious hunt for sugar-free pops. I have some from the brand Popsicle. And a few from Outshine.....but technically the Outshine ones I have are just a 'no sugar added' version that technically isn't entirely sugar free but the flavors close (like 1g-2g per popsicle depending on the flavor).

That's exactly what I have, both kinds you mentioned. I loooove the Outshine ones so much. It's weird how those 10 extra calories over the Popsicle brand makes the Outshine ones so much better!

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1 hour ago, shannamarie said:

I loooove the Outshine ones so much. It's weird how those 10 extra calories over the Popsicle brand makes the Outshine ones so much better!

Oh my gosh....YESSSSSSS! I have both 'kinds' too. I'm like 'I'm splurging...I'll walk back and forth more to burn those dang 10 calorie popsicles".....they taste so much better!!

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Was going to clear this with my dr but have seen several people recommend taking Gas-Ex to the hospital. May just keep some in my purse from now on. Also have seen a pillow recommended, especially to cushion your abdomen on the way home.

J actually bought some new, easy to get into PJ's...taking them to hospital as I hate hate hate those dang gowns. I always feel self conscious walking in them. If nothing else, I'll wear the PJ's home! :)

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