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Ok, with my obsessive compulsiveness right now to make sure I have EVERYTHING before my surgery, can you all recommend anything else? The list is below from another website.

LAP BAND SURGERY SHOPPING LIST

NON-FOOD ITEMS:

♦ Heating pad(12inx24in)

♦ Flexible ice pack (hot/cold 12inx16in)

♦ A few books or movies(your choice, I spent about 70.00us)

♦ Squishy pillow for car ride for seatbelt (shoulder pad)

♦ Make sure you have a good blender

♦ Kitchen timer (first few days, sip every 15 mins)(analog)

♦ Kitchen timer (digital – better for travelling)

♦ Pedo-meter(depending on the one you get – don’t forget to adjust to your stride)

PHARMACEUTICALS:

♦ Liquid Tylenol/Motrin (Check early in case pharmacy needs to order in advance)

♦ Chewable or liquid gas-x(I got strips, you will pay more than shown here)

♦ Gauze Pads 4x4

♦ Paper/bandage tape

♦ Wet Wipes

♦ Pill crusher

♦ Chewable vitamins

♦ Hospital Medicine cups (I got 3oz/88ml cups – 100ct)

♦ Cough Drops(Halls big box)

♦ Stool Softener (Dr. asked me not to get this, if needed talk to him)

♦ Moist and nice tasting Lip Balm

♦ Phazyme (for gas relief) of any simethicome base gas relief product

FOOD ITEMS:

♦ Protein shakes(these vary from 22 – 55 dollars depending on quality and quantity)

♦ Plenty of water(bottled water for me 3cases 16oz. bottles 10.00)

♦ Broth or stuff to make broth(several flavors but all about the same cost)

♦ Sugar free popsicles

♦ Sugar free jello

♦ Sugar free breath mints (chewable)

♦ Crystal Light "On the GO" assorted flavors(I don’t like CL so I got store brand/price per

♦ box)

♦ Bouillon(several flavors but all about the same cost)

♦ Cream of Wheat

♦ Creamy soups

♦ Applesauce

♦ FAT FREE yogurt

♦ Soup-at-Hand - soups - for creamy stage

♦ Pudding cups (SF/FF) - helps w/ taking meds (got instant, more flavors, price per box)

♦ Sugar free hot cocoa

♦ Decaf tea

CLOTHES POST-OP:

♦ Loose fitting, easily removable(one size larger than I wear, sweats, top and bottom)

♦ Buttons downs or pullover

♦ Thong shoes/slip-on so no bending and tying

♦ Sports Bra! Sutures will be hurt by under wires

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Ok, with my obsessive compulsiveness right now to make sure I have EVERYTHING before my surgery, can you all recommend anything else? The list is below from another website.

LAP BAND SURGERY SHOPPING LIST

NON-FOOD ITEMS:

♦ Heating pad(12inx24in)

♦ Flexible ice pack (hot/cold 12inx16in)

♦ A few books or movies(your choice, I spent about 70.00us)

♦ Squishy pillow for car ride for seatbelt (shoulder pad)

♦ Make sure you have a good blender

♦ Kitchen timer (first few days, sip every 15 mins)(analog)

♦ Kitchen timer (digital – better for travelling)

Pedo-meter(depending on the one you get – don’t forget to adjust to your stride)

PHARMACEUTICALS:

Liquid Tylenol/Motrin (Check early in case pharmacy needs to order in advance)

♦ Chewable or liquid gas-x(I got strips, you will pay more than shown here)

♦ Gauze Pads 4x4

♦ Paper/bandage tape

♦ Wet Wipes

♦ Pill crusher

Chewable vitamins

♦ Hospital Medicine cups (I got 3oz/88ml cups – 100ct)

Cough Drops(Halls big box)

♦ Stool Softener (Dr. asked me not to get this, if needed talk to him)

Moist and nice tasting Lip Balm

Phazyme (for gas relief) of any simethicome base gas relief product

FOOD ITEMS:

Protein shakes(these vary from 22 – 55 dollars depending on quality and quantity)

♦ Plenty of water(bottled water for me 3cases 16oz. bottles 10.00)

♦ Broth or stuff to make broth(several flavors but all about the same cost)

♦ Sugar free popsicles

♦ Sugar free jello

♦ Sugar free breath mints (chewable)

♦ Crystal Light "On the GO" assorted flavors(I don’t like CL so I got store brand/price per

♦ box)

♦ Bouillon(several flavors but all about the same cost)

♦ Cream of Wheat

♦ Creamy soups

♦ Applesauce

♦ FAT FREE yogurt

♦ Soup-at-Hand - soups - for creamy stage

♦ Pudding cups (SF/FF) - helps w/ taking meds (got instant, more flavors, price per box)

♦ Sugar free hot cocoa

♦ Decaf tea

CLOTHES POST-OP:

Loose fitting, easily removable(one size larger than I wear, sweats, top and bottom)

♦ Buttons downs or pullover

♦ Thong shoes/slip-on so no bending and tying

♦ Sports Bra! Sutures will be hurt by under wires

I bolded in your post what I had for pre and post. I'm pretty OC myself but you've got me beat. Most of it I didn't even use. I can't wait to see you in your journey! Hugs!

Jann

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Dang girl! You have your stuff together..I can't think of anything to add! Good luck!

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Dang girl! You have your stuff together..I can't think of anything to add! Good luck!

HA, I cheated and pull this off of "the other site". Funny thing, most of it I already have except some of the meds.

If I get the funding in the next couple of weeks, I am hoping to bump up my surgery date by two weeks :) and it's only 2 hours to TJ for me.

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Great list! You are so much more ahead of the game than me. I have to pack and print off my stuff tomorrow and then I should be set. Great job!!!!!

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  • 2 weeks later...

The gauze is for that 'just in case' you at the hotel and for some odd reason, your incision broke loose and you want to cover with a sterilize pad. Then contact OCC and go from there.

ALSO, go to the Question section of this forum and look at julieburns' post on what to take to TJ. This is the list I went by and to tell you the truth, I hardly used anything other than a change of clothes for 2 days and my toiletries. I walked most of the time and just relaxed and watch alittle tv and slept the rest away. This was good healing time for me.

Hope this helps you!

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I think it's for your bandages on your incisions. I am going off of what Jann put in bold type and what the responses are so I am not going to worry about the bandages ;) I'm ready to go NOW!!! 1 week from tomorrow :)

Donna, I can't believe you only have a week to go!!! It's seems like yesterday we were trying to convince your husband it was the best thing to do.

It sounds like your very organized and will have no problems at all.

Take care,

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Donna, I can't believe you only have a week to go!!! It's seems like yesterday we were trying to convince your husband it was the best thing to do.

It sounds like your very organized and will have no problems at all.

Take care,

Thanks Linda! I am so excited!! I just bought my train ticket. I am 2 hours from the boarder and decided to take the train, it was only $18 one way and OCC is picking me up from the San Diego main station.

I am planning on taking:

A couple of the protein bullets

The Special K protein single packs

Boullion Cubes

Bottled Water

A long night shirt

Sports Bra that fastens in front

2 T-shirts

Sweat pants or Yoga Pants

Crocs (they slip on and off easy and I can walk in them pretty comfortably)

Mini Toiletry Kit

Gas X Strips

Pepto Pills (for upset stomach)

Buckwheat pillow for my train ride home

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