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38 Packing for hospital




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This article is from the Organ Transplant FAQ, by mike_holloway@hotmail.com (Michael Holloway) with numerous contributions by others.

38 Packing for hospital

(compiled by Luis Enrique Acero <lacero@impsat.net.co> from TRNSPLNT
posts)

- Before you pack
A list of what to do at home to ready it for your absence.
Make sure your beeper it's working

- What to pack
Slippers, socks, a robe (must have)
Loose clothes
Eye mask, ear plugs (being able to sleep any time)
Personal care => toothbrush, hairbrush, ...
Personal pillow (if any preferences)
glasses, rigid case to put them
Notebook, pens (take notes of medicines, remember questions)
List of people who you want to notify addresses/phone numbers (stamps)
Long distance calling card
Portable radio/tape/cd player with headphones (extra batteries)
Laptop, computer (internet access, games)
Books, magazines, crosswords
Camera (to remember people)
Personal items to make you feel better => photographs, bible, ....
Candy (for nurses)
Money => quarters, cash


 

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