Arnica if you have it (tablets not cream) snacks I took a portable DVD player and an ipod CC for the Pay TV at your bedside Herbal teabags as hospital tea/coffee are vile magazines a shawl/wrap Soft snuggly socks and slip-on slippers
herbal tea bags are good. Some cup-a-soups might be handy too. You won't be eating much for almost 48 hours so don't pig out on the first chance you get in case you end up horribly constipated.
Good luck. Mine was 3 1/2 months ago and I'm fine now. Just take it very very easy for the first couple of weeks at least, even if you are bored to tears (all I did was MN and FB), there will be a lot to heal up inside you so let it happen in it's own time.
Hello Purple I hope everything goes well tomorrow. I have a last minute suggestion if you have room in your bag: an empty sports top water bottle so you can sip water whilst lying down - I found that it's a little bit easier than a glass and straw. Take care.
Got home yesterday and family are looking after me well - can't get used to the idea of staying in bed just yet but I'm sure I'll cope lol!
Had a bit of a bad experience - op went well, he left my ovaries in, found evidence of endometriosis scarring or something too. But when I got back from theatre, the spinal ran out within ten minutes and I was in agony. Almost felt like they didn't believe me, had to keep telling them - they then noticed how much was coming out of the drain and eventually rushed me back to theatre in the night - I was bleeding internally due to an atery being nicked in my tummy so my abdomen was full of blood and I had clots building up between the muscles of my tummy. Had to have 4 units of blood transfusions etc.
Because they had to go back in through the original cut, I've now got 28 staples across my tummy, extremely uncomfortable!
Also, when the original op was being done, he found that I had lots of stuff backed up in my bowels so I've had the joy of having to get rid of it, without straining or pushing so have had tonnes of movicol and even a suppository. Not all of it has worked just yet but I'm getting there.
The hospital staff were lovely but almost punched the poor nurse who pulled out the second drain (had an extra one put in after the second surgery) - how painful was that!!!!!!!!!!!!
So glad to be home, just trying to keep the wound clean and dry, having staples taken out on Tuesday.