Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

What you wished you would have packed for your hospital stay....



Recommended Posts

Toothbrush, toothpaste, underwear, loose shirt and sweatpants, slippers, robe,phone charger, phone, eyeglasses, hairbrush, socks, book or magazine.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On 1/6/2023 at 4:10 PM, Luscious Lisa said:

Toothbrush, toothpaste, underwear, loose shirt and sweatpants, slippers, robe,phone charger, phone, eyeglasses, hairbrush, socks, book or magazine. I recommend to bring a laptop for those who study. So you can study further using this site and free sample papers in college.

Thanks for all the advice!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When packing for a hospital stay after bariatric surgery, it's important to remember that you may have limited mobility and may be on a liquid or pureed diet for a period of time. Here are some things to consider bringing:

  • Comfortable clothing and shoes that are easy to get on and off. Loose-fitting clothes that are easy to move in are best.
  • A robe and slippers for walking around your room.
  • A pillow or cushion to help with comfort.
  • A book, magazine, or tablet to keep yourself entertained during your stay.
  • A notebook and pen to keep track of important information and ask any questions you may have.
  • A water bottle or straw cup to help you stay hydrated.
  • Lip balm, lotion, and any other personal hygiene items you may need.
  • A copy of your insurance card, driver's license, and other important documents.
  • A list of medications, Vitamins, or supplements you take and their dosages.

Some things that might not be necessary to bring:

  • A lot of clothing, as you may not need it.
  • Large amounts of toiletries, since most hospitals, provide them.
  • Large amounts of money or valuables, as you may not need them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

5 minutes ago, Alex Brecher said:

When packing for a hospital stay after bariatric surgery, it's important to remember that you may have limited mobility and may be on a liquid or pureed diet for a period of time. Here are some things to consider bringing:

  • Comfortable clothing and shoes that are easy to get on and off. Loose-fitting clothes that are easy to move in are best.
  • A robe and slippers for walking around your room.
  • A pillow or cushion to help with comfort.
  • A book, magazine, or tablet to keep yourself entertained during your stay.
  • A notebook and pen to keep track of important information and ask any questions you may have.
  • A water bottle or straw cup to help you stay hydrated.
  • Lip balm, lotion, and any other personal hygiene items you may need.
  • A copy of your insurance card, driver's license, and other important documents.
  • A list of medications, Vitamins, or supplements you take and their dosages.

Some things that might not be necessary to bring:

  • A lot of clothing, as you may not need it.
  • Large amounts of toiletries, since most hospitals, provide them.
  • Large amounts of money or valuables, as you may not need them.

Actually you shouldn’t bring a straw cup. You won’t be allowed to use straws for the rest of your life because it lets too much air in your stomach.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

20 minutes ago, PsychoMantis said:

Actually you shouldn’t bring a straw cup. You won’t be allowed to use straws for the rest of your life because it lets too much air in your stomach.

"That is purely a myth. In the early days of weight-loss surgery, drinking through a straw was a no-no because of how the procedure was done. Even though this isn’t an issue with contemporary weight-loss surgeries, the myth persists. Rest assured that you can keep using a straw."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

5 minutes ago, Alex Brecher said:

"That is purely a myth. In the early days of weight-loss surgery, drinking through a straw was a no-no because of how the procedure was done. Even though this isn’t an issue with contemporary weight-loss surgeries, the myth persists. Rest assured that you can keep using a straw."

My doctor told me never to use a straw again because of this. Figure I should probably listen to him. I don’t have a medical degree after all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, PsychoMantis said:

My doctor told me never to use a straw again because of this. Figure I should probably listen to him. I don’t have a medical degree after all.

I agree with you 100%. Listen to your doc!

Just for reference purposes, this is where I pulled my information from:

https://www.orlandohealth.com/content-hub/6-bariatric-surgery-myths-and-the-truth#:~:text=There's no need to give,loss surgeries%2C the myth persists.

https://www.charlottehodgesmd.com/articles/weightloss/true-or-false-bariatric-nutrition-myths/

UrbanLegendsInBariatricNutritionSponsoredbyOrgain.pdf

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Trending Products

  • Trending Topics

  • Recent Status Updates

    • TakinThePlunge

      WOW by the Grace of God 17 years ago I went to Mexico and had a lap band put on for weight loss and my waist was 64 inches and That’s more than 5 foot around and 18 stone  my weight was 375 pounds. Today I went shopping for not sweats and I succeeded. I found pants and a shirt at an awesome price at Burlington by the way. But the real story here is, today. My waist is 45 inches and my weight is 260. Both incredible numbers but think about this. My waist is almost 20 inches smaller around Wow that’s a brain wrecker.  Still, I love my band  I even celebrate it’s birthday 10-26-06 FYI-it’s kind of like choking yourself, and never letting go. And trying to eat. lol Life is good 
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • HeidiNSydneyAus

      Hi all! I’m Heidi, a Canadian ex-Pat living in Sydney, Australia. I’m doing this surgery because my mom died 10 years ago from obesity, she lived her own 600lbs life.  So at 116kg, it’s time to make sure my daughters don’t lose their mom to obesity.

      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • rolawre

      Good evening all...how was your endoscopy? 
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • ynotiniowa

      4 days to go till my gastric bypass surgery!!!! 
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Ellebronwyn

      Drinking my favorite Premier Protein Shake for breakfast, and planned a nice healthy lunch today. Protein first, Veg second, then fruit, and carbs last.  💪
      #backtobasics
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
  • Recent Topics

  • Hot Products

  • Sign Up For
    Our Newsletter

    Follow us for the latest news
    and special product offers!
  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs

    PatchAid Vitamin Patches

    ×