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#1 corbel

Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:09 AM

I am having surgery tomorrow to have a tumor removed. Best case is that it looks benign and is easy to get out and I will stay overnight then recover at home. I can't see that I will have the time to shower in an overnight stay, or is that something they might ask me to do as part of getting me up and about before going home? Just not sure what to take in with me.

#2 JustBeige

Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:17 AM

I just assume that I will need toiletries and take them with me.  Kinda like I am going camping and all the camp place has is water.   I find I stress less if I know I have my things with me, even if I dont use them.

Good luck with your Op.  I hope everything goes really well for you.  Did you get someone to come with you?

#3 SplashingRainbows

Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:18 AM

Good luck for your surgery OP.

No experience, but my general rule in coping with the difficult or unknown is to prepare myself as much as possible and do as many things to make my life as easy as possible. The more control I have over little things the easier it is for me to go with the flow for the unknown.

For me, I would feel more comfortable taking a bag of toiletries.



#4 corbel

Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:19 AM

My mother will be driving me there but then has to care for the kids so I will be on my own for the stay but at least I know my children are looked after (they arent DH's children and as Ive said he has still offered to care for me and them but I would find that too hard).

#5 Coffeegirl

Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:20 AM

I would take a small bag with toothbrush & paste, hairbrush, deodarant, and small bottle of body wash and shampoo if you have room.

Sometimes the overnight becomes two nights sad.gif and I know I always seem to sweat more in the hospital on the plastic mattresses.  

And based on the lack of support you have mentioned previously, I would want to be as prepared as possible.

Also pack a couple of trashy mags as I find the time goes slowly, but I am too groggy/uncomfortable to focus on real reading original.gif


Good luck original.gif

#6 Sail to the Moon

Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:20 AM

I think you should take toiletries, just in case you need them.

Best of luck with your surgery and recovery.

#7 LuckyDucky

Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:22 AM

I just got out of hospital (2 nights - though we had only bargained for one). Take your toiletries. You'll feel a bit more human using your own things, and you may need to stay longer than 1 night, like I did, so you may want a few showers etc. the hospital had soap but other than that I wasn't offered anything so used my stuff.

#8 JustBeige

Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:32 AM

QUOTE (corbel @ 27/11/2012, 08:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My mother will be driving me there but then has to care for the kids so I will be on my own for the stay but at least I know my children are looked after (they arent DH's children and as Ive said he has still offered to care for me and them but I would find that too hard).

Oh thats great. Yes, having them looked after properly is the main thing.

I agree with PP. Dont forget your trashy mags etc.

#9 Dylan's Mummy

Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:33 AM

Definately bring them. Even if you don't know if you'll have a shower or not it is pretty gross to not clean your teeth for a night and morning.

#10 Feral_Pooks

Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:24 AM

Deffo take a small bag of basics. When I had my baby they didn't even offer hand soap or tissues.

#11 Therese

Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:32 AM

As the others have said, take the basics.

Good luck corbel, I hope it all goes well.

#12 baddmammajamma

Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:32 AM

Good luck with your surgery!

I agree with everyone else -- better safe than sorry. Pack a good book and/or trashy mags, too.

#13 CharliMarley

Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:49 AM

I always take make-up for the leaving of the hospital next day and of course toothpaste and brush and all that stuff. Some clothes to wear home and you probably will stay in the hospital gown overnight, because you really don't have the energy to put p.j's on. You will probably sleep a lot after the anaesthetic, so trashy mags to glance through.

#14 Excentrique Feral

Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:57 AM

There is soap in the bathroom at our hospital. We have tissues, and there are toothbrushes and toothpaste available, but they are crap so take your own! They will probably get you up for a shower the following morning, even if you are going home. If I were you I'd take:
- tooth brush and toothpaste
- deodorant
- hairbrush
(I'd use the hospital soap and wouldn't worry about makeup no-one is pretty in hospital!)
- magazines/ books
- slippers, dressing gown, nighties, etc.

#15 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:58 AM

agree with other PP. Take your own bag of toiletries.  Also a face washer and your own hand towel.  And tissues.

good luck!


#16 Propaganda

Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:27 AM

I always have.

#17 sne

Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:35 AM

Good luck with your surgery.

You may want to wash off the yellow stuff they paint on you to clean your skin for surgery.  So I'd definitely take them!




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