Members Tim Posted January 11 Members Report Share Posted January 11 After a night of sleep post-surgery I thought that I would post my list of things I did or wished that I had done for pre and post-surgery. Ideas collected from various sources. Please feel free to them. Furniture Have a good chair for recovery (stuffed and/or recliner) Can get a used one or in the US, they have rental chairs that can be delivered Have it placed well for binge watching TV and have a laptop charger positioned well to make it easier to surf hearpeers.com! Be prepared for throat irritation post-intubation Have cough drops for sore throat from intubation. Have foods like yogurt or ice cream available (starting off with tomato soup was a bad idea for me!) Might want a variety in case there is temporary metallic taste to see what is tolerable but I was lucky to not deal with that. Gargle supplies of warm water with baking soda and salt water If you wear glasses, have the arm on that side removed. Good to do it in advance, my wife had to hunt for the right screwdriver - eyeglass combination. Could take it to an eyeglass retailer for help if needed. Use an old pair if you have it so that you can go back quickly to a normal pair Pick your prescription glasses to use. I have my single prescription distance pair adjusted but not a closeup or progressive so working on the computer is harder. Coffee drinkers-plan for a possible caffeine headache after surgery Bring a backup battery for cell phone if you bring a phone. Bring something for taking notes and remembering questions to ask Consider a traditional single sided bluetooth ear piece if you rely on headphones for the days immediately after surgery. Clothing: Wear a button shirt, no t-shirt to avoid pulling overhead Crocs or sandals Zippered pocket sweat pants can be nice for storing and not losing things What other suggestions do people have? I know many people have had 2 surgeries and some unfortunate people have had more than two. MED-EL Moderator, Dianna and AlexExpo 1 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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