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In the hospital was posted 07/30/2012 08:48 pm by Anonymous
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Oh my !- a few things:

(1) skip the pjs- wear the hospital stuff - it's not great but you don't have to clean it.

(2) do bring a comfy bathrobe and non-skid slippers. She will/need to walk around every day. The more she walks, the better she will heal.

(3) Get a kindle. Get one for your mom even if it is a loaner.

(4) Comfy clothes - totally agree with the no-waste band comments from the others. Slip on shoes (she won't want to bend to tie shoes for a short while.

At home

(5) Box of Depends. I had some real issues with me bowels having a mind of their own. I wish someone had told me this.

(6) Toilet chair. I had mobility issues unrelated to the whipple surgery and having one of these in my bedroom was a god send for those middle of the night urges.

(7) Shower chair. She might benefit for one of these for bathing the first couple of weeks post op.

(8) No driving for a couple of weeks. She won't be able to drive so she might want/need to have you or other family/friends help with the driving.

She should NOT leave the hospital without a prescription for pancreatic enyzmes. She will need to take these with food to help with digestion after the whipple.

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