Things to take to the hospital

When you go to the hospital for your surgery you probably want to wear loose pants, a shirt that closes in the front and slip-on shoes if you have them.  After the surgery you won’t be able to pull anything over your head and zippers and buttons can be difficult to deal with.

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Chapstick
  • Book or audio book
  • Case for your glasses
  • Music
  • Hard candy in case you have a sore throat from the tube that will be put down your throat during surgery
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Phone numbers of anyone you might want to call after the surgery
  • Baby wipes to wash your face with in case you don’t feel up to washing it at the sink
  • Guided meditation for before surgery – if you think this will be helpful and something that you will be able to use
  • Small pillow or towel to use as seat belt padding on the car ride home