Tom and I have two full weeks left to prepare for surgery. Time seems to be dragging, but at the same time it's hard to believe we only have two weeks left. I'm currently putting together my shopping list and wanted it run it by you. Please, Please, Please feel free to give suggestions and add to it as I have never been through this before and feel pretty clueless.
Most of this I have gotten from other posts and I have noticed a lot of others asking what to buy. Thought it might not be a bad idea to consolidate it to one thread. At least it will help me anyway.
O.K, here's what I've got so far:
Baggy pants -carpenter style jeans, P.J.'s w/ a concealed rip up the side (buttons or Velcro -?does it matter which side?, loose work out pants.
Boxers- soft and loose
Baggy T-shirts- for sleeping and incision comfort
Small laundry basket - for the cath bag while in bed (thank you mama bluebird)
Couple of extra sets of bedding - just in case
Plastic sheet for under the mattress pad- just in case
Stool softener parifanaila - suggestions?
A good book- a distracting story to read to him in the hospital
Comfortable chair at home - reclining
Depends and pads- whats good for a man who plans to go back to work in three weeks?
Get scrips ahead of time- (thank you mama bluebird)
Catheter care- ??????????? Also, will they give us a leg bag and a regular bag? Is there a general preference on with leg to put it on or is that personal?
What else came in handy?
My Husband was Diagnosed 7/13/06
*52 yrs old
*His father died of PC
*Negative Bone and CT scan