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Name Some Thing You Wish You Would of Brought for Your Stay Over Night In The Hospital? I am having the Gastric Bypass in December. Is the Anything You Recommend I take for my over night stay?

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I was there for 2 nights and was very happy to have brought my own pillow!

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I brought a robe and a charging cable but I really didn't need to bring anything except the robe. I sure didn't feel like being on my phone and mostly I was in bed and drowsy because of the pain medication.

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1 minute ago, Lynda486 said:

I brought a robe and a charging cable but I really didn't need to bring anything except the robe. I sure didn't feel like being on my phone and mostly I was in bed and drowsy because of the pain medication.

I just used a second hospital gown as a robe when in the halls. The snap-shoulders were necessary for the IV for me.

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Lip Balm and Slippers ❤️

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I slept A LOT so really didn't need much. My husband brought my laptop over, but I'm pretty sure I never used it. I just wanted to sleep....

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I tried not to bring too much because I'm weird about the germs in hospitals. The thing I used the most was Chapstick and breath mints.

I bought slippers with the intention of just chunking them in the trash after the stay, but I decided I liked them too much to do that, so I just used the slipper socks provided and wore my slippers on my ride home. I brought my charger, but I don't recall ever charging my phone since I mostly just watched TV. I live in pajama pants, so I bought a nice soft pair of pajama pants to wear under my gown. I didn't put them on until the day after surgery, but they were nice to have.

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This is a useful thread. I will be riding a train to get to the hospital and back and would like to lug as little as possible. I'm supposed to stay two nights in the hospital and am thinking of staying a third in a hotel before going home--I don't want to be 5 hours away and have something develop.

What did most of you wear in the hospital after your surgery? If you are supposed to get up and walk a lot I'd think you wouldn't want to stay in a hospital gown very long...no one wants to see my a$$ as I'm walking down the hall...😄

sorrynametaken, you posted as I was typing. Pajama bottoms sound great! I'm a "commando girl" and don't even own any underwear so pjs would work well.

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2 minutes ago, JRT Mom said:

This is a useful thread. I will be riding a train to get to the hospital and back and would like to lug as little as possible. I'm supposed to stay two nights in the hospital and am thinking of staying a third in a hotel before going home--I don't want to be 5 hours away and have something develop.

What did most of you wear in the hospital after your surgery? If you are supposed to get up and walk a lot I'd think you wouldn't want to stay in a hospital gown very long...no one wants to see my a$$ as I'm walking down the hall...😄

😄 My hospital had special bariatric gowns, so I was completely covered front to back when I was walking. I brought pajama pants just in case my gown did not cover well enough. I ended up wearing them despite my gown being quite covering.

A lot of people bring a robe or just wear a second hospital gown to cover their backs, it can just be tricky with the IV, so you may only be able to drape it over your shoulders.

I barely packed anything:
- I wore the same shirt to the hospital and home from the hospital
- A pair of pajama pants in case I didn't want to wear the pants I wore to the hospital home
- Multiple chapsticks
- Phone charger
- Slippers (Only worse these out of the hospital)
- 2 pairs of underwear (I didn't wear any underwear my entire hospital stay, I just went free!)
- A sports bra (never felt inclined to put this on until after I got home from the hospital)
- Wallet (never needed this)

The only thing I didn't pack that I asked for were breath mints. My breath was pretty nasty from all the tubes during surgery. Once I coughed up all the nastiness, it got a little better, but they were still nice to have.

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Oh! just remembered: Bring a pillow or some other soft-ish thing to hug on the ride home. It helps to hold over your stomach and squeeze when going over bumps on the road or when you cough. Or god forbid sneeze.

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Oh, great. Now I have one more thing to worry about when I sneeze than peeing all over myself...😁

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1 hour ago, SorryNameTaken said:

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- 2 pairs of underwear (I didn't wear any underwear my entire hospital stay, I just went free!)
- A sports bra (never felt inclined to put this on until after I got home from the hospital)

Atta Girl! I will lure more and more of you over to the dark side. Free the Tatas!

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Thanks Everyone for Sharing

My Weight Loss Winter Checklist: Sweatpants & Zip Up Hoodie, T-Shirt, Joggin Shorts, Socks, Boxer's, Slide on Sandals, Cell Phone & Charger, Deodorant, Beathe Mints, Chapstick, Abdominal Blinder & Firm Pillow. Gas X Soft Gel Tablets. water bottle & Sunglasses, Backpack

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I packed a couple pairs of underwear, shorts, shirts, and socks but ended up not wearing them at all until I went home. I had a toiletry kit with a hairbrush, Shampoo and conditioner, toothbrush and toothpaste, deodorant, etc, but only really used the toothbrush and hairbrush. I also had my phone charger and a book but I only read the book when I was waiting to go back for surgery. I didn't watch TV and slept most of the time. I didn't really use my phone either.

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