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Re: What’s in Your Hospital Bag?

oh just to add the hospital gave a small washtub packed with roll-on deodorant, toothpaste/toothbrush, mouthwash,  hand lotion, small soap and shampoo. i brought my own tooth supplies,  though. 

 

my long hair got horribly tangled after my C-Spine surgery.  i was sent to nursing home rehab after the hospital where after a few days i got to shower and shampoo but they had no conditioner!  took a long time to get the knots out with a small comb.

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@JeanLouiseFinch 

 

   I don't have any advice about the hospital because I'm clueless. haha

I just want to say that I'm so glad to hear that you are getting this taken care of soon!

Wishing you well and sending healing vibes and prayers for a very successful surgery and recovery! Heart

 

 

@Desert Lily 

 

What a terrible shock for your SIL and you all! I can't imagine this happening while at a store. Bless yall's hearts!

Sending healing thoughts and prayers.Heart

 

 

 

 

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Re: What’s in Your Hospital Bag?


@CatsyCline wrote:

oh just to add the hospital gave a small washtub packed with roll-on deodorant, toothpaste/toothbrush, mouthwash,  hand lotion, small soap and shampoo. i brought my own tooth supplies,  though. 

 

my long hair got horribly tangled after my C-Spine surgery.  i was sent to nursing home rehab after the hospital where after a few days i got to shower and shampoo but they had no conditioner!  took a long time to get the knots out with a small comb.


I'd always been given the wash basin containing the same items.  But the last time I was in the hospital I was shocked to not have received these things.  Fortunately, I had put most of these things in my bag.  Maybe it was just a fluke.  I sure hope it's not the new trend.

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@On It  I think your concerns are spot on. My brother said late last night that he was numb; that her stroke hasn't sunk in yet. He has always been a loner & delved into work. Even though we're 1,000 miles apart, I'm closest to my brother & we text & email almost daily. He has a son that lives closer but has rarely been around. I'll keep checking with my brother to make sure he's okay.

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Best wishes for your full recovery.  Beware of using free hospital wifi which is definitely a security risk.

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@JeanLouiseFinch Lot of good advice on here.  For me I would bring the bare minimum so you don't have to worry about gathering too much "stuff" when you are discharged as that can be an event in itself.  I do wish you the very best with your upcoming surgery.

 

@Desert Lily Sad news regarding your SIL.  Wishing her the best and praying she recovers soon.  

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I bring my phone and a charger.  Then have someone bring my "hospital pillow".  Trust me it's a life saver.  I first did it years ago when I had a long stay.  Since then I have used the same pillow every time. 

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@Susan345   lol, I have a hospital pillow too.  I thought I was the only one.😃. Those flat, plastic covered pillows the hospital provides are the worst!  Uncomfortable and make you sweat like crazy!

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Good luck with your hospital stay.  Sometimes people have their rooms changed so label your chargers etc that might get left behind. Like with small address labels. 

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At least two sets of clean underwear. Hairbrush, dental floss, cosmetics, eye drops, tooth paste, tooth brush, deodorant and a plastic bag to put soiled clothes.