What would you bring?

  1. After reading/posting on the post on caring for Nurses or MD's...I thought of another question that may be amusing...

    If you were a patient, say you had back surgery or something where you were in bed for a time...what would you bring with you to the hospital (or have brought) knowing that it can be a wait for some things?

    Me, I would bring a female urinal (just in case no one could help me to the BR), a large pitcher of water, my own button down nightgown, and my nice fluffy fuzzy bodypillow!
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  2. 27 Comments

  3. by   muffie
    does your nice fluffy fuzzy body pillow drive an ambulance ?

    hahaha
  4. by   muffie
    but seriously...

    my owm pillow

    flannel jammies

    real kleenex

    bottled h2o

    freshening wipes

    comfy bankie

    fresh fruit

    pix of my kittens

    books , magazines

    $$$$

    to name a few
  5. by   bookwormom
    1) a ceramic cup-- I don't like coffee out of a plastic cup.
    2) some nice thick books
    3) ear plugs
    4) good music, cd player
    5) funny dvds or videos
    6) 'yes' to the pillows and nightgown
    7) my drug book and the Merck Manual
  6. by   Antikigirl
    OH these are great! Earplugs!!!!!! OH yeah!!!!!!!

    LOL Muffie...naaaaaaa I would leave the ambulance driving pillow at home to take care of the kids for once! LOL!!!!!!!! Plus my fluffy pillow doesn't snore!
  7. by   oncomom
    robe-- my cheeks are not going to be flashing the halls

    my own soft blanket

    ear plugs

    my own BCOC, AOC

    DVD's

    TP, toothbrush, lip balm,shampoo
  8. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Back surgery? Definitely a sippie cup (yes the kind that toddlers use). Those are a great for people that can't sit up to get a drink.
  9. by   Spidey's mom
    "A female urinal" . . . . I'm trying to imagine what that could be.

    Definitely my own pillow, pj's, UNDERWEAR!!!, socks.

    steph
  10. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from muffie
    does your nice fluffy fuzzy body pillow drive an ambulance ?

    hahaha

    :wink2:

    steph
  11. by   burn out
    Ear plugs are a must-just to tune out the iv pumps that beep all night long.
    relaxation tapes for when they say today we are going to test to see if you have cancer and tomorrow they test to see if you have aids and finally for when they say we can't fnd out what is wrong with you so we are just going to treat the symptoms..it was itp.

    I would ask that my phone be taken out so that my family could not call me and tell me howthe house was falling apart without me there..some times you just need a break.
  12. by   TazziRN
    Female urinal....didn't think of that.........

    jammies
    pillow
    books
    sippy cup...Marie is right......First Years Take 'n Toss cups are the best
    pics of my kids
  13. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from TazziRN
    Female urinal....didn't think of that.........

    jammies
    pillow
    books
    sippy cup...Marie is right......First Years Take 'n Toss cups are the best
    pics of my kids
    I'm at a loss still . . . can someone post a photo of a "female urinal". Is it a bedpan?

    steph
  14. by   TazziRN
    It's a urinal with a scoop-shaped attachment that rests against the peri area so that a woman can pee laying down.

    Here's a link to a website where you can buy one. Scroll down the page, there are several examples.

    http://www.livewellmedical.com/index...FR0dYAodbj6J1w

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