Saturday, July 19, 2008

Bags are packed

Only 2 days, 22 hours and 23 minutes till I go to the hospital.  
I have already started to pack for my hospital stay.  I know I don't need to bring a lot, but there were a few things I'm bringing just in case.   It better off to be prepared.  
  • Ear plugs- I have a low tolerance for annoying noises like repetitive beeps.  Also pain meds tend to invigorate this character trait.  I once, while medicated, yelled at someone for reading the newspaper to loud.  
  • Eye shades-  In case I am trying to pretend that I am sleeping.
  • Antibacterial hand gel- Yeah I'm a germ-a-phobe.  And what's the worst place for a germ-a-phobe (besides the port-a-potty)?  That's right a hospital.  
  • Slippers-  Now this is a two part answer.  A.) Those one-size fits all slipper socks they give you don't really fit all.  To give you an idea, the four year old I use to nanny for and I could share shoes (now granted she had exceptionally large feet, but you get the idea.) So the socks that fit a grown man are annoyingly bunchy on me. B.)  I know I will hate seeing the dingy bottoms of them after I do my laps around the floor.  Then they will creep me out when I climb back into bed with them on, with all those germs they must have picked up. Ew.  
  • Robe- To prevent me from putting on a free show while attempting to walk.
  • Fully loaded iPod.  I have it full of songs, videos, games, a tv show or two (I'm thinking Flight of the Conchords) and some stand-up comedy.  I don't know if humor is the best idea, laughing is going to hurt.  But, they say laughter is the best medicine.
  • Phone- No I won't be taking any phone calls, so don't call me.  I'm bringing it for the games on it!
  • Books
  • Magazines-  In case I am too doped up to really read I can just look at the pretty pictures.
Now only 2 days 21 hours and 56 minutes.  

*Todays picture is of a hibiscus at Deet's Imperial Palace.  


Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to you and hope my hugs can reach you. Can you feel it???? We are all thinking of you here and hope you can make your hospital stay as comfortable as possible.

With love,
Aunt Cindy, Uncle Doug, Cody and Jake

Aunt Deb and Family said...

We are praying for you Stephanie and Scott. We pray that the Dr.s are successful with the surgery and that your recovery goes smoothly. We pray that the nurses are kind and caring and that your recovery is easier than you anticipate. We pray that my continued prayers bring you and Scott comfort and strength to cope with what all lies ahead.
We are going on vacation tomorrow but I will have my phone by my side at all times. I will be waiting to hear how everything goes. All our love Steph. Aunt Deb and the Family

UC Girl said...

Good Luck Steph,
I will be thinking of you. You're going to do great! I wish i was going somewhere I could get accupuncture. :) Just relax and think about how much better you are going to feel!!!

Teri said...

Steph, I love how prepared you are!! You remind me of Annie when you talk of noice and socks. Love you and hang in are ready. Our love and prayers are with you. Love Aunt Teri

Heather said...

i agree on the slipper thing... those socks really don't keep your feet all that warm anyway. Know you'll be in my prayers!