Womens Health

Checklist for Surgical Admission

(modified from Hystercity.com where you can find extensive pre and post op advice)

Pre Admission To do list

  • Clean House
  • Do Laundry
  • Prepare and Freeze Meals
  • Make a list of questions for the Doctor and Anesthesiologist
  • Get any Post-Op Medications Before Surgery (prescriptions, Tylenol, cold meds, etc., please verify all of these with your doctor!!)
  • Do all the shopping for Next Three Weeks
  • Set Up Schedule for People to Help and Visit
  • Move Anything You Might Need To Waist Level
  • Get Hair Cut
  • Get Pedicure
  • Shave Legs
  • Get Box or Basket to Put Stuff You Might Need At Home to keep with you (i.e.: Meds, Book, Lotion, Lip Balm, Etc)
  • Write a note or letter to next of kin. (In case something happens)


Things to Get at Store

  • Thank You Notes (To write to people that send flowers etc.)
  • Stamps
  • Books
  • CDs
  • 2 nightgowns (knee length)
  • Robe
  • Slippers (low heeled)
  • Granny Panties
  • New Socks
  • Pads (they are cheaper then hospital pads)
  • Heating Pad
  • Ice Pack
  • Extra Pillows
  • Pet Food
  • Jell-O
  • Rice
  • Cream of Wheat
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Raisin Bran
  • Gas-X or equivalent
  • Books or crossword puzzles


Things to Take to the Hospital

  • Pads
  • Loose Night Gowns
  • Robe
  • Slippers
  • Socks
  • Granny Panties
  • Loose Outfit (to wear home)
  • Brush/comb
  • Toothpaste/brush
  • Make-up
  • Book
  • Pillow For Ride Home. Put it between your lap and seat belt.
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