What to pack for hospital- Tips to make you more comfortable.

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Hospital stay may not be fun, but at time it is necessary. There are however, things you can pack to make your stay more pleasant. I recently had to go in for surgery for my endometriosis which I will be also blogging about but when I was packing for what I knew was going to be an overnight stay I wanted to make sure I would be comfortable. It turned out that what I packed really came in handy and helped my stay a lot. So I thought I would share my list with you.

  • Eye mask- This is my number 1, mainly because I sleep with one on every night anyway but it does block out the crazy bright lights of a hospital.
  • Ear plugs- These to me are essential as I’m such a light sleeper and hospital constantly have beeping sounds and possibly someone snoring off the in the distance. It’s hard enough to sleep if your in pain, but this makes it a little easier.
  • Face oil- I always love an organic rose hip which I apply liberally as my skin can dry out a lot with the air conditioning.
  • Wet wipes- when you are post surgery you might be too sore to have a shower straight away, so being able to freshen up just makes me feel better within myself.
  • Roll on deodorant- I personally only use natural roll on deodorants anyway, but I find that laying in bed most of the day again, just feeling fresh, helps me feel more human.
  • Hand cream
  • Moisturisers in general really anything to nourish your dry skin.
  • Lip balm same goes.
  • Slippers- these are important when going to and from the bathroom and walking around the ward whilst you learn to regain your strength.
  • Thongs/flip flops- for when you shower, no one wants to actually touch hospital shower floors right? Or is that just me?
  • Hair bands/ brush- I know after my surgery and recovery my hair was a mane, it was nice to give it a brush then put it up in a high bun so it didn’t dig into the back of my head whilst I rested.
  • Charger- clearly important to keep in contact with loved ones, pass time on social media or watch Netflix. I was wide awake at 4am and Netflix was my saviour.
  • Book- if your attention can hold it, preferably easy to read fiction.
  • Blue light blocking glasses- these help block out the harsh bright blue lights from all the lights of the hospital. They also help you to get to sleep faster.
  • Comfy loose PJ’s- comfort is king in hospital, think loose, soft materials.
  • Silk robe- this was a god send post surgery when I was wearing my hospital whites and I needed to get up and use the bathroom, to be able to just pop it over me and risk over exposure was so handy.
  • Toothbrush toothpaste to freshen up.
  • Portable charger for you phone- just in case to charge your phone is far away, it’s easiest to stay charged this way.

So that is what I packed. Let me know what you think? Do you have any other suggestions?

With Love,

miss chew xx

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