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crabtownc 09.11.2009 17:15

Hospital surgery stay
 
Looking for info, please: I need to go to the hospital (Hopital de la Tour, Meyrin, Geneva) in 3 days and need to know what to take. In US hospitals, gowns are provided, but I've been lead to believe this may not be the case here. Do I need nightgowns / pajamas, robe, slippers, toiletries, etc? Anything else I should know? Thanks for any help you can give!

Boxman 09.11.2009 17:20

Re: Hospital surgery stay
 
take clothes that you could put on to make yourself comfortable. If you don't use them, at least you had them.

Depending upon your treatment, you will most likely be permitted to wear them.

Goldtop 09.11.2009 17:23

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Quote:

Originally Posted by crabtownc (Post 604394)
Looking for info, please: I need to go to the hospital (Hopital de la Tour, Meyrin, Geneva) in 3 days and need to know what to take. In US hospitals, gowns are provided, but I've been lead to believe this may not be the case here. Do I need nightgowns / pajamas, robe, slippers, toiletries, etc? Anything else I should know? Thanks for any help you can give!

The hospitals usually send a documentation pack with all such details. Ask for it, if you did not get it.

crabtownc 09.11.2009 17:25

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Thanks! Good thought (better to have than to not have)...

crabtownc 09.11.2009 17:26

Re: Hospital surgery stay
 
Will look for pack in mail soon?? (This is all a bit of a sudden thing, so I may have to go looking... that's why I posted!)

Coolio 09.11.2009 17:44

Re: Hospital surgery stay
 
Quote:

Looking for info, please: I need to go to the hospital (Hopital de la Tour, Meyrin, Geneva) in 3 days and need to know what to take. In US hospitals, gowns are provided, but I've been lead to believe this may not be the case here. Do I need nightgowns / pajamas, robe, slippers, toiletries, etc?
Yes you will need to take anything that you require. Consider it as a stay in a hotel, what ever you need you take with you. I suggest that you also take a pair of beach slippers to use in the shower in addition to all that you have listed.

vydetra2 09.11.2009 18:52

Re: Hospital surgery stay
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by crabtownc (Post 604394)
Looking for info, please: I need to go to the hospital (Hopital de la Tour, Meyrin, Geneva) in 3 days and need to know what to take. In US hospitals, gowns are provided, but I've been lead to believe this may not be the case here. Do I need nightgowns / pajamas, robe, slippers, toiletries, etc? Anything else I should know? Thanks for any help you can give!


This onhje Hopital de la Tour is what one could call as a five star private hospital.
Come back soon
best wishes

Guest 09.11.2009 19:22

Re: Hospital surgery stay
 
You might want to take your own toothbrush and washcloth - they'll provide these, but it's nice to have your own from home.

I also asked friends to bring me: My mobile phone charger, MP3 player and charger, some books, loose and comfortable clothes (pyjamas and dressing gown are ideal, of course, but you might want some normal civvies for standing on the terrace and going for short walks if you're up to it), paper and pens.

Best wishes and good luck!

Oldhand 09.11.2009 20:50

Re: Hospital surgery stay
 
Apart from the geriatric ward, no one wears PJ's or dressing gowns in hospital these day's. If your having a surgical procedure give some thought to where the wound will be and take it from there.

swisspea 09.11.2009 21:20

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definitely take a paper and pen so you can write a 'wishlist' for anyone who come and visits, and to write down all the things you think of when you are sitting there for hours.

A good book and music with earplugs is a good idea...it's pretty boring...

I like to take my own pillow from home - I sleep much better with the familiar - not the crappy plastic-wrapped hospital ones...:D

Lou 09.11.2009 21:42

Re: Hospital surgery stay
 
Or just plain earplugs if you are sharing a room, snorers for room mates can make for a sleepless stay.

Quote:

Originally Posted by swisspea (Post 604776)
A good book and music with earplugs is a good idea...it's pretty boring...


Sky 09.11.2009 22:14

Re: Hospital surgery stay
 
Definitely a nightgown and dressing gown. The hospital acoutrement (even La Tour) is wide open in the back and the slippers are plastic. It's ok for an emergency stay, but after surgery, it's nice to have comfy clothing.
Nothing tight though as not to hurt your stiches, regardless of where they are.
Your hairbrush and toothbrush, but more important yet, shampoo and toothpaste !
.... oh and your portable pc, cause if you can't move around, you might want us to keep you company ! :)

crabtownc 10.11.2009 01:15

Re: Hospital surgery stay
 
WOW-- thanks so much to all of you for great info. Now I feel like I'm in control of the only part I can of a very out-of-control situation! I'll smile as I pack / use all the things you all mentioned!!

crabtownc 10.11.2009 01:20

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Don't know how to do the "thank you" to each of you (this was my first time in a thread thing like this-- but, given the marvelous and helpful results, it won't be my last!) You are all wonderful-- thanks so much for taking the time to help a very worried lady who is focusing on the little stuff to avoid the big stuff!

Sky 10.11.2009 21:01

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Hope all will go well for you. :)


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