Of course not all of the below is needed -- it is only provided for ideas and for general convenience. Many of you may have a majority of the below items. We have also added blank spaces for items that you may want or need that we may not have thought of.

Pharmacy/Online:

  1. Medications: 

    1. ___ pain meds __________________________________________________________________

    2. ___ antibiotics __________________________________________________________________

    3. ___ anti-inflammatory ____________________________________________________________

    4. ___ blood pressure (if applicable) _______________________________________________________________________________

    5. ___ other _______________________________________________________________________

    6. ___ other ______________________________________________________________________

    7. ___ other _______________________________________________________________________

  2. ___ Pill Case

  3. ___ Med Time Chart to remind you when to take your meds. (Print out our own time chart for your convenience)

  4. ___ Birth Control meds if you are female - don't forget if you are taking birth control that some antibiotics can interfere so in the event that you do have relations, use another form of protection as well.

  5. ___ Dressings, gauze, Bacitracin if needed

  6. ___ Hibiclens or antibacterial soap

  7. ___ SinEcch Pharmaceutical Grade Arnica Montana capsules (www.alpinepharm.com)

  8. ___ Over the counter (OTC) sleep meds or ask surgeon for prescription

  9. ___ Thermometer

  10. ___ Mild stool softeners (like Colace); ask your surgeon first.

  11. ___ Silicone sheeting, Kelocote, Steri-strips, Maderma, etc. if necessary

  12. ___ Moist Towelettes, Make-up remover towelettes, etc.

  13. ___ Topical arnica gel

  14. ___ Oral Vitamin C

  15. ___ Nasal Spray

  16. ___ lip balm (a must)

  17. ___ OTC (over the counter) muscle relaxers (ask your surgeon first!)

  18. ___ Hot water bottles/heating pads for your back

  19. ___ Hand moisturizer

  20. ___ Boxes of Kleenex

Grocery Store:

  1. ___ Bags of frozen berries, peas (or whatever, if applicable)

  2. ___ Ritz crackers, Vanilla Wafers, Cheeze-its or Goldfish crackers

  3. ___ Bottled water, electrolyte or energy drinks (ask your surgeon if these are okay)

  4. ___ Daikon (root vegetable for cleansing the bowels) - may be best after you are finished with your medications.

  5. ___ Frozen dinners (soft foods like pasta)

  6. ___ Canned soups (low sodium)

  7. ___ Pudding and Jell-O

  8. ___ Soft Fruits

  9. ___ Instant oatmeal

  10. ___ ___________________________________________________________________________

  11. ___ ___________________________________________________________________________

  12. ___ ___________________________________________________________________________

  13. ___ ___________________________________________________________________________

Department Store or Other:

  1. ___Lots of fluffy pillows

  2. ___ Whistle, walkie-talkie or an intercom system

  3. ___ Camera

  4. ___ Film or disposable camera

  5. ___ Journal or notebook

  6. ___ Ink pens

  7. ___ Support garment, neck strap, etc.

  8. ___ Gameboy or a Playstation/Nintendo/Discman

  9. ___ Fresh batteries for remote, Gameboy, Discman, booklight, phone, etc.

  10. ___ Music CD's to listen to

  11. ___ Bucket or pail with lid (for nausea)

  12. ___ PJ's, robe, or oversized, comfortable shirts that buttons in the front

  13. ___ Pair of slippers (or several pairs of thick socks)

  14. ___ Hand mirror

  15. ___ Hair "scrunchies" if your hair is long

  16. ___ Body pillow(s)

  17. ___ Flash light or nightlight for late night bathroom trips

  18. ___ Answering machine (or borrow friend's)

  19. ___ Lap top with long phone and power cord (or borrow friend's)

  20. ___ __________________________________________________________________________

  21. ___ __________________________________________________________________________

  22. ___ __________________________________________________________________________

  23. ___ __________________________________________________________________________

  24. ___ __________________________________________________________________________

  25. ___ __________________________________________________________________________

Notes:

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