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10 Things You Need for a Hospital Stay

1. Your own comfortable clothes - I prefer boxer shorts and a tank, even if it's winter to allow easy IV and EKG access.

2. Purell for your room - most of the antibacterial dispensers are outside of patient rooms, so I like to have my own for visitors or when I can't get up to wash my hands.

3. Soft tissues - especially after pituitary surgery!  The hospital tissues are so scratchy.

4. Lip Balm - again, good for after pituitary surgery with all that mouth breathing.

5. Hard Candy - for the same reason as lip balm.  It will also help when they are restricting your fluid intake to keep your mouth moist.

6. A blanket from home - to cozy up with if your room is extra air conditioned.

7. Toothbrush and toothpaste - the hospital can give you toiletries which will do, but the tooth brushes are usually flimsy and useless.  Bring your own.

8. Netflix - if you don't have it, get a free trial for when you'll be in the hospital.  You can watch movies and TV shows on your laptop, phone, or tablet.

9. Magazines - to look through the pictures when you can't focus enough to read or watch TV.

10. Company!  If you're allowed, invite friends or family to visit!  It breaks up the day, and is a nice distraction.

What are your must-haves for a hospital stay?

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  2. The site was absolutely fantastic! Lots of great information and inspiration, both of which we all need!b Keep 'em coming... you all do such a great job at such Concepts... can't tell you how much I, for one appreciate all you do!

    AimIT Software - hospital software development

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