My hospital visits are usually quite lengthly and full of waiting on my guts to work. I’m sure some of these ideas won’t work for all circumstances, but perhaps a couple will make you think, “Man! That’s definitely going along for my next trip!” My hope is that some of these things will help make your hospital stays lots comfier and feel a little bit more like home. Some of them might even seem ridiculous, but when you’re feeling crummy and unable to even be in your own home, you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do!
- Good bath towel — Because those hospital towels don’t cover a fly, and they’re rough as heck. Showering isn’t something that I get to do all that often when I’m in the hospital. But when the day rolls around that I get to, I want a GOOD shower. That also involves feeling great after the shower! A soft plushy towel is vital to making your showers at the hospital feel a little more like home!
- Hairdryer — Because you’re going to be cold when you get out of said shower, and wet hair doesn’t help when you’re cold! Burr! Some hospitals have a hairdryer or two on each floor, so it’s always worth asking for one if you forget. But I never count on that being the case!