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TnGirl07
04-30-2008, 01:13 PM
Hey ya'll!

After finding this site you all have helped me so much! I am no down to 2 weeks till the op. I'm now packing up my dorm and getting ready for my finals.. I'll be home in Chapel Hill Friday!! woo! i don't think my last two weeks could get any fuller.

Any ways, me and my mom are planning a shopping for surgery trip for all the supplies we might need. I'm trying to maka a list (some things that have already been mentioned) like zip hoodies and sweat pants. face clothes, brush ups. but i'm not sure what else i might want or need or will help me through the summer???

what helped ya'll out the most or what should i get? any thoughts or ideas will help greatly! Thank you so much in advance!!
:)

Susie*Bee
04-30-2008, 04:07 PM
Dear Tn-- You sound so busy! My youngest daughter is in college still and will be coming home soon... I always pictured my kids as little whirlwinds of activity, and am glad I tired out from being quite that busy!!!

What kinds of things are you wondering about? Clothes, equipment, things to help you while away the time??? If you do a "search" you'll find some info, but here are a few links that might help-- or make you chuckle. :D

I personally liked the cotton PJ type pants with drawstrings rather than sweats, cuz I get hot easily-- and they are s-o-o-o-o comfy. Just make sure you have comfy-for-relaxin' type clothes. That's what I lived in for 3 months... (ok, I had enough so they got washed, don't worry! ;) )

http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showthread.php?t=6689&highlight=ready+surgery
http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showthread.php?t=6607&highlight=ready+surgery
http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showthread.php?t=6473&highlight=ready+surgery
http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showthread.php?t=6863&highlight=ready+surgery
http://www.scoliosislinks.com/PreparingforSurgery.htm

If you have more specific type questions you might get a little more response. Plus I bet some people will read this tonight and get back at you...

There are so many surgeries coming up!!! This will be a helpful thread for many, I'm sure. We're counting down with you. Hugs, Susie

Singer
04-30-2008, 05:25 PM
The number-one most important item for the hospital: chapstick. Hospital air is exceedingly dry.

Once you're home, the most important item is a grabber. Get two, because you'll need something to pick up the one you dropped.

Good luck to you!

Pooka1
04-30-2008, 05:31 PM
Once you're home, the most important item is a grabber. Get two, because you'll need something to pick up the one you dropped.

:) :) :)

Funniest post I've read in a while.

sharon

TnGirl07
04-30-2008, 07:04 PM
hahahaha that was too funny! thank you! in that case i'll probably have to get about 3 or 4 lol. i'm clumsy as it is so that should be fun.

and anything at all with clothing, equipment, helpful items. just whatever you can think of. because i probably wont think of it lol. :)

scoliboymom
04-30-2008, 08:20 PM
Body pillow for my son was indespensible. He also made very good use of easy to slip on shoes like crocs. He also got a long handled shoe horn to help put on sneakers.

lelc2002@yahoo
05-01-2008, 09:44 AM
I agree with Singer...but I had three grabbers...
Too funny, Chris...
My best present to myself was a huge ice pack..which Singer has now!!! I used it constantly in the beginning of recovery & always placed it on my front incision/side...
Also, Senokot, was a wonderful product!
Lynne :)