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Hello again. Making a packing list for March 9th sleeve. Will I feel up to doing anything for entertainment such as a craft or puzzle or should I bring ipad, etc. What should I pack?

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I didn't stay in a hospital...but I just used my phone, iPad and watched tv for the first few days.

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41 minutes ago, ShoppGirl said:

Hello again. Making a packing list for March 9th sleeve. Will I feel up to doing anything for entertainment such as a craft or puzzle or should I bring ipad, etc. What should I pack?

I'm not sure you will feel up to doing a puzzle. You might feel more like I'm sleeping the day of surgery and maybe using your iPad when you're awake and feeling good. I was only there overnight so I didn't have much to pack. If you're staying two nights, the second day you may feel a little different. In between resting after the surgery, you need to try to walk as much as possible. And then they'll also have you drink liquids which is tough at first. You won't be hungry at all. Drink very very slowly, that's the key. Warm or lukewarm liquids may also be soothing. Good luck to you!

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If I wasn't sleeping (which was most of the time), I was walking. I didn't even spend any time on my phone (which is very unlike me).

I packed a whole bunch of stuff that didn't even make it out of the bag.

The only thing I did use that I brought were throat spray (for dry mouth), crocs (for walking the halls) and lip balm. On the ride home, I used the small pillow I brought to hold against my tum for when we drove over bumps.

I didn't even use the toothbrush/toothpaste I brought (too tired)...and had stank mouth as a result, lol.

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I slept most of the time, too. I just brought my phone and charger. I brought dry mouth spray, but I can't remember if I used it or not. I also brought some toiletries, but they gave me a bag of those at the hospital (soap, Shampoo, deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste). Oh and wear baggy, comfy, easy to get on & off clothes for the ride home. I wore the same thing to and from the hospital.

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The only thing I brought for entertainment was my iPad. Between walking and sipping, I didn't have a lot of time to focus on anything, so I mostly just watched TV and played games on my iPad to pass the time.

Make sure you bring some comfortable pants (e.g., pajama pants or sweatpants) to wear under your hospital gown while you walk around.

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I was sleeved on the 28th I packed so much stuff thinking I’d be up to it. Only thing I actually did was listen to music and go on walks throughout the wing I was in. Hospitalized for 2 days btw.

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