So… I’m going to hospital next week. Never fear… before you start praying for my recovery or mourning a world without me, it’s no biggie. Just minor surgery that requires me to be in hospital for a few days.
It is, however, my first EVER stay in hospital. Well since I was born. So, that would be 47-48 years ago. Which seems like yesterday. #not
Anyhoo… although I’ve visited many a friend and family member in their sick / post-baby-delivery bed I’m currently contemplating my hospital bag, and am a tad stuck.
Naturally I’ve included the important stuff: phone, charger, iPad, books and so forth. But I’m starting to consider what to wear while there – my hospital couture if you like.
My surgery is out of town so I’m not going to be bombarded with visitors. Disheveled-ness is almost certainly warranted although I do have a hairbrush and deodorant on my packing list.
But here’s where I come unstuck.
My mother is adamant I should take a dressing gown. And is concerned about my lack of pyjamas.
However… I don’t own a dressing gown. And I only own one set of PJs. And that’s not cos I sleep naked, but rather I mix and match various t-shirts / long-sleeved shirts and loose fitting trousers; some of which are PJ pants, the others just comfy baggy pants.
Although I’m sure I’ll be clad in an attractive hospital gown for surgery, I’ll be up and wandering the corridors after afterwards so am thinking something less PJ-like would suffice without a dressing gown. If cold I’d wear my faithful Nike sweatshirt, or a not-too-nanna-like cardigan.
And while I’m confessing to my hospital couture failings, I should admit I don’t own slippers. Just socks with sticky things on the bottom to stop me slipping over (a requirement in my last apartment with floating shiny timber stairs – #lessonlearnedthehardway).
So I’m figuring my rubber-soled espadrilles will suffice. They can serve a dual purpose… for my trip TO hospital and for hikes further than the loo.
Have you been in hospital?
Any advice when it comes to hospital couture?
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