WHAT DO I NEED TO PREPARE FOR SURGERY?

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SURGERY PREPARATION CHECKLIST:

TOILETRIES

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Lotion/Hand Cream
  • Hairbrush/Comb
  • Pump Soap
  • Lip Balm

COMFORT ESSENTIALS:

  • Eye Mask
  • Ear Plugs
  • Phone/Tablet
  • Extra Long Phone Charger Cord
  • Loose-Fitting Clothes
  • Socks
  • Slip-on Shoes
  • Pillow for the ride home

 

MEDICAL NECESSITIES:

  • Abdominal Binder
  • Contact Lens Case
  • Contact Lens Solution
  • Eyeglasses and Case


ENSURE A SEAMLESS EXPERIENCE BY EFFICIENTLY ORGANIZING THESE ESSENTIALS FOR YOUR UPCOMING SURGERY.

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RETURN HOME

PREPARE IN ADVANCE

  • MEAL PREPARATION:
    – Prepare and freeze meals in advance or arrange for family and friends to bring food.

  • NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT:
    – Include protein drinks and bars in your diet for added nutrition.

  • PET CARE:
    – Plan for your pets’ needs, including food, veterinary care, walks, and in/out arrangements.

  • COMFORT ESSENTIALS:
    – Consider a heating pad for comfort.
    – Invest in a bed pillow or lounge chair; a lifting chair or recliner may be beneficial.
    –  Keep a pillow handy to hold during instances of coughing or sneezing.

  • SHOWER ACCESSIBILITY:
    – Install a handheld showerhead for convenience.
    – Place a bench or chair in the shower for added comfort.

  • MEDICATION AND PAIN RELIEF:
    – Fill any prescriptions your doctor may prescribe for pain relief.
    – Keep Gas X or medications for gas pain on hand.
    – Include stool softeners in your post-surgery care routine.
    – Have Extra Strength Tylenol available.

  • WOUND CARE:
    – Stock up on extra bandages for wound care.

TIPS FOR SUCCESS:
Prioritize your medication routine, incorporate regular walks, keep the office nurse’s number accessible for questions or concerns, and engage with your care team as needed. Embrace the strength in accepting help from others—don’t shoulder everything alone; allow support to make a positive impact on your recovery.