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Author Topic: Secrets I learned thru this website for a successful BHR  (Read 1318 times)

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Sherri

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Secrets I learned thru this website for a successful BHR
« on: June 19, 2010, 01:25:04 AM »
 :) here are a few essential tips I personally learned thru Pats website here and the awesome folks on surface hippies, if you are preparing for surgery read me.
  • bring your Ipod for relaxation and to drain out hospital noises

    Wear silky pj capris if you are a woman to hospital
    Research Research your doctor and find one who you TRUST
Do it Soon the more you wait the worse shape you will be in
Have a recliner
Have a Polar Ice Machine (bought mine on Ebay for 70 bucks) kodiak model
Have a memory foam pillow
Have a grabber
DRink GALLONS of water literally while catheter is in place to flush out system I drank at least 2 gallons of water post op- works for me!
Have a raised toilet seat installed before you go home
Have a positive attitude and get excited about your life again
Have a relative come stay with you week one if your spouse is at work
Have Motrin and Tylenol in medicine closet
Have a plastic bag in the car glove box for easy entry exit for your toush
Have a safety bar (removable) in shower
Have a sense of humor
Have a notebook to write down medicine times


« Last Edit: June 19, 2010, 04:15:27 AM by Sherri »

MarkNC

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Re: Secrets I learned thru this website for a successful BHR
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2010, 08:33:07 AM »
Sounds like a nearly perfect list! (coming from a L. BHR recipient of 6 days)
« Last Edit: June 19, 2010, 08:33:57 AM by MarkNC »

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Re: Secrets I learned thru this website for a successful BHR
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2010, 12:49:15 PM »
Hi Sherri

Thanks for putting the list together.  Great idea and very helpful.

Good Luck.

Pat


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KayakDeb

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Re: Secrets I learned thru this website for a successful BHR
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2010, 03:27:00 PM »
This is going to sound silly - but I wore a short waitress' apron when I got home from surgery - it held my cordless phone, a notepad and pen, tools, and whatever else, while I "crutched" around the house...LOL!!

 

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