As I’m sure many of you understand, I never want to be in the hospital. I never get much rest, am at higher risk of infection (especially if I don’t have a private room), and would much prefer to be home with my husband and pups. Because of this, when I am in the hospital, I like to do what I can to keep entertained and comfortable. I am typically kept overnight for observation – if not longer, so I bring my toiletries from home including gluten free toothpaste and Burt’s Bees Sensitive Skin face wipes. My baby blanket tags along for the adventure, as I can’t sleep without it. As a spoonie in the 21st century, I also pack my phone, computer, and both chargers in my bag. Netflix and Hulu can help make a hospital stay better outside of visiting hours and distract from the pain. Sometimes I feel silly bringing my big bag into the hospital with me, but it’s worth it to feel more comfortable while I’m there.
Depending on how long the stay is, I have my husband bring a change in clothes and coloring books when he visits. As I said in “Keeping Cozy,” button up shirts allow easy access to my port while being much more comfortable than a hospital gown.
What do you bring from the hospital to help you feel more comfortable?