What would be your 'must haves' for an overnight stay in hospital?

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  1. Pauline Davenport profile image60
    Pauline Davenportposted 6 years ago

    What would be your 'must haves' for an overnight stay in hospital?

  2. D.Juris Stetser profile image61
    D.Juris Stetserposted 6 years ago

    I have what my Dr. laughingly calls "/White Coat Syndrome", which means any time I have to see him or go to the hospital, (once a year, max), i get myself in such a panic, Blood pressure shoots up sky high.  Now, even for only an office visit, and especially if I ever had to stay overnight, I'd grab a bunch of my favorite mystery novels.  I can get so into them,  the world "out there' just doesn;t exist! Blood pressure normalizes, and I am totally relaxed again.  I know most others will come up with slippers, nighties, etc,  for me, they're all a given.  My main anchor is a   mystery novel.

    1. Pauline Davenport profile image60
      Pauline Davenportposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Oh bless you D.Juris Stetser. It must be awful for you getting so anxious. Good books have helped take my mind off things too over the years - brilliant anchors aren't they? Thanks for your contribution and stopping by

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    sord87posted 6 years ago

    I don't carry a 'home' to hospital,I am comfortable with the hospital facilities.

    1. Pauline Davenport profile image60
      Pauline Davenportposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's great sord87 - thanks for stopping by

  4. LadyLola profile image80
    LadyLolaposted 6 years ago

    Toothbrush, toothpaste,clean underwear...are snacks allowed?

    1. Pauline Davenport profile image60
      Pauline Davenportposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It depends what you're in for - if you're 'nil-by-mouth' then a definite 'no I guess, but check out the hospital policy otherwise. Thanks for stopping by LadyLola ( you could maybe sneak a snack in though.....lol)

  5. connorj profile image81
    connorjposted 6 years ago

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    I would need some excellent books to read; if I can get lost in books it would indeed take my mind away from any unhealthy compulsions/fears like catheter installation...

    1. Pauline Davenport profile image60
      Pauline Davenportposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      ooooh not nice a catheterisation, but necessary at times eh? I'm with you on the book front connorj - I get lost in books; and the diagram is brilliant. Thanks for stopping by and contributing

  6. rockinjoe profile image96
    rockinjoeposted 6 years ago

    Maybe they've got wireless. Take a laptop. I'd be lost without mine.

    1. Pauline Davenport profile image60
      Pauline Davenportposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I'd be lost without mine too rockinjoe - thanks for stopping by

  7. Rhonda_M profile image82
    Rhonda_Mposted 6 years ago

    My cellphone, tablet, Netflix subscription, airtime, music, not much else to do but lie there in the hospital and check out until it's over. The rest is details.

    1. Pauline Davenport profile image60
      Pauline Davenportposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for contributing Rhonda. good to be able to take a bit of your own world into hospital with you, let them do what they have to do then go home - good answer

  8. puspenduseo profile image59
    puspenduseoposted 6 years ago

    Clean Dress,clean environment and  a laptop this help me to survive in hospital.

    1. Pauline Davenport profile image60
      Pauline Davenportposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks puspenduseo- good survival techniques! Thanks for stopping by and contributing

  9. Barbara Kay profile image91
    Barbara Kayposted 6 years ago

    Clean clothing for the next day and something to read. My laptop would be included if allowed. The hospital usually provides toothpaste and toothbrushes. They provide a tiny comb. If you are taking medications for something other than you are being treated for, sometimes they expect you to provide them yourself.

    1. Pauline Davenport profile image60
      Pauline Davenportposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for stopping by and contributing Barbara - re the drugs - I din't realise that you had to provide your own drugs now - a cost saving excersise do you tink?

  10. fpherj48 profile image77
    fpherj48posted 6 years ago

    comfy night gown, slippers, toothbrush and paste.....books magazines and crossword puzzles.... I'm good!

    1. Pauline Davenport profile image60
      Pauline Davenportposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      thanks for that fpherj48, and I definitely concur with the books and puzzles

  11. shara63 profile image66
    shara63posted 6 years ago

    My cell phone, cash card, tooth brush, paste, soap, a set of inner wears, books/magazines, and an extra clean sheat !

    1. Pauline Davenport profile image60
      Pauline Davenportposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Love the idea of the extra clean sheet Shara63 - I would never have thought of that at all. Thanks for stopping by and contributing

  12. Bobski606 profile image85
    Bobski606posted 6 years ago

    I actually have a pre-made list of what I take since I could be rushed in at anytime. It includes toiletries, books, my own pjs, dressing gown and a set of clean clothes. The book and dressing gown are priorities though because the hospital provides pretty much everything else.

    1. Pauline Davenport profile image60
      Pauline Davenportposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Bobski- I really wish I could be so organised. Good luck for your next stay in hospital and thanks for stopping by

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    dsaltmerposted 6 years ago

    Pyjamas, dressing gown and slippers, toilet bag (I much prefer my own to anything the hospital has!!). Book or magazine (reading glasses!), and my phone (media player part - with a movie or 2 loaded up, music too) and earphones. You can't expect much sleep, so it's best to have diversions like these. Change of clothes for home. Think that's it.

    1. Pauline Davenport profile image60
      Pauline Davenportposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Nice concise list dsaltmer. It must be difficult to sleep in hospital with all the activity that goes on even at night - and good to get home again eh?

 
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