Vegan Mofo #7: Packing Your Bag For Hospital

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A Vegan Experience of Surgery & Recovery: I had chest reconstruction surgery on August 22nd 2017. For Vegan Mofo 2017, I will be writing about my experience preparing for surgery and my ongoing recovery.

A nice short one for you all today as I’m aware it’s the weekend! Here is a photo and list of what I packed for my short stay in hospital and the following few days I was staying in Brighton

So, what was in my bag of tricks?

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Button up shirts – nice soft comfy ones

Pants & Socks

Baggy, Comfy trousers

Pusheen Unicorn Slippers. Must Have.

Water Bottle & Long Re-usable Straws (not really necessary)

My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf, Buffy Rainy Day Activity Book, Colour A Killer with colouring pens

Travel Pillow

Tablet – complete with games and some shows/films downloaded onto my Netflix

2 x post op binders & a special sponge the hospital gave me to wash with on surgery day

Baby Wipes

Ella’s Fruit Smoothies & Prunes (for pooping)

Anti Depressants, Testosterone Gel, Antihistamines and supplements

An entire box of Spacebars & some high fibre Cereal Bars

Not pictured: Toiletries and phone chargers – do not forget them! Try to get a phone charger with a long lead for decent reach

 

I packed fairly light, but I still didn’t need all of this stuff. I was way too spaced out for colouring or reading, though it was nice to know I had those things with me and the water bottle/straws weren’t needed.

I worried that I didn’t have enough with me, but honestly you won’t need much as the first few days after surgery you’ll be sleeping most of the day.

That’s it for today, I’ll leave you with another Cheeseburger Backpack Clip from Steven Universe! Have a good weekend!

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