Reality is starting to set in! Being that this is my third surgery I know what to expect. I am trying to prepare a little each day so by this weekend when I need to take everything to my parents I’ll be ready.
Since this is my right leg and I can’t drive for 4 weeks, I’ll be staying at my parents longer this time. I want my house to be ready for when I do come back. I won’t be up to laundry/cleaning, etc. That is why I am working all my house chores done this week!
I am also working to get everything packed…..I tried to put them in to categories. I’ll update it more as I think of other items!
Food: Coffee, crackers
Medical: Bandaids (for sensitive skin), Tylenol, throat lozenges, Aspirin (if that is what is prescribed for blood clot prevention), Senokot
Clothes: Comfortable pants/Shirts/Sweatshirts, compression shorts, workout clothes (for PT)
Things to do: Yarn (for crocheting), Kindle, Coloring books, laptop, Netflix
Hip related: Brace, crutches (crutcheze pads), ice machine (w/ 8 oz water bottles)
Other: String bag, Coffee mug/Water bottle (that seal completely), elastic shoe laces, body pillow, slippers, ace bandages
Hospital bag: Throat lozenges, chapstick, drivers license/insurance card, compression shorts