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I'd love a list of things I need, and a list of things I won't need at the hospital. Last time was 2010, I can't remember everything. Seems like chap stick is good. A night gown and robe was not necessary, one was provided. Mouthwash, toothpaste and toothbrush. Panties, lose sweat pants and shirt to wear home. Do bypass patients stay over night? I remember someone told me to take a pillow to put between me and the seatbelt. Great advice. The pillow was also good in case I needed to cough or sneeze!!! Any more ideas?

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Pair of socks to keep your feet warm

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Virtually everything was provided. Dental hygiene, personal hygiene, socks with grips on the bottom, everything.

I brought a book. I purposely didn't bring any electronics as it would have compelled me to work.

Good luck,

Tek

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sounds like you've got it covered. Everything was provided for me as well - I just brought my phone and charger and some Chapstick and Biotene spray (I don't remember if I used them or not - but a lot of people do). And comfy, easy-to-put on clothes for the ride home (I just wore the same thing home that I did to the hospital).

and yes, bypass patients usually spend the night. Sleeve patients, too. I've heard of some cases where people (I think sleeve) have just been there for the day, but it doesn't sound like that's very common. I'd plan on having to spend the night there.

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17 hours ago, sterrill36 said:

Pair of socks to keep your feet warm

THANK YOU!!!!!

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15 hours ago, catwoman7 said:

sounds like you've got it covered. Everything was provided for me as well - I just brought my phone and charger and some Chapstick and Biotene spray (I don't remember if I used them or not - but a lot of people do). And comfy, easy-to-put on clothes for the ride home (I just wore the same thing home that I did to the hospital).

and yes, bypass patients usually spend the night. Sleeve patients, too. I've heard of some cases where people (I think sleeve) have just been there for the day, but it doesn't sound like that's very common. I'd plan on having to spend the night there.

Thank you! I stayed one night after sleeve surgery.

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My surgery is in just over a week, and I bought this t-shirt to wear home:

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Binders (girdles, lol) would have been nice for about the first week. The first cough/sneeze made me wish I had taken them up on it at the hospital!

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Amazon. :) Just search on “straight outta bariatric surgery” and you’ll see a bunch of different designs!

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On 11/14/2021 at 9:57 AM, Misnomer said:

My surgery is in just over a week, and I bought this t-shirt to wear home:

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I love it!! Good luck, I got pre-registered today. Surgery is set, 7:30 AM the day after Thanksgiving.

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On 11/14/2021 at 2:16 PM, Koaboy61 said:

Binders (girdles, lol) would have been nice for about the first week. The first cough/sneeze made me wish I had taken them up on it at the hospital!

Someone told me to have a pillow near-by for sneezing, coughing or laughing!!! I'm setting a reminder right now! Thank you!

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It made my nurses smile, and a group of med students by the elevator actually laughed out loud. :)

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