Ash covered nearly everything...
Here are a few things I always take to the hospital...ear plugs, eye mask, books, journal, MP3 player, blow dryer, conditioner (they do not have this!), body wash, waterless antibaterial soap, sudoku, list of phone numbers of people to be called after your surgery, extra clothes (I cannot wear that hospital gown... it makes me feel like I am wearing a germ infected dress), hard candies (you cann't eat but you may be able to suck on a jolly rancher), and walking shoes/socks.
Thanks it. Remember, all you really need is a sheet, pillow, and a soft place to rest your head. Get LOTS of sleep!
Good luck! I am so glad you found this forum before your surgery. You are so wise to do all of this research and prepare your mind for the experience. Keep us posted on your progress.
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