Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Must Haves

Or a list of things I think are helpful if you ever have to go through this.

1. First and foremost- A loving and supportive group of people around you before and after the operation.  Without my family and friends I would be in the fetal position crying most days.  They have been my rock of support through this whole thing.

2. A Body Pillow - This kind not the straight kind.  You will need it in the hospital and at home.
Boppy Total Body Pillow
3. A Rice Pack- for your back and for your shoulders when the gas rises to your shoulders from surgery.
Carex Bed Buddy Hot/Cold Pack
4. Massager - also for back and shoulders
Homedics PM-50  Hand Held Mini Massager with Hand Grip, Battery Operated (Colors May Vary)

5. Yoga Pants - These are wonderful, because they have the core support waist already in them.
SO Yoga Pants - Juniors' Plus

6. Cute night shirts - you can pair these with your yoga pants for a comfy outfit so you feel semi-normal. I have both...thanks Amy xoxo

Croft and Barrow Love Spell Crochet Nightgown

7. Comfy Shoes - to go with nightshirt and yoga pants if you want to go outside for your daily walk or ya know the grocery store because seriously who cares right. 
8 & 9. Ginger ale & Saltines - They go hand in hand and are a must with the meds they give you.

10. Last but not least a sports bra or one of the many they advertise on TV.  You don't want people to stop by to check on you and your girls are flying all over the place...

p.s. you will need this.  Just keeping it real. Take it with you to the hospital.

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