Preoperative Shopping List

You may not need all of the items listed below, and you may already have many of them on your shelf at home. This list is provided for your convenience as a source of ideas. Make your own additions on the blank lines provided.


Pharmacy/Online

Medications:

___ pain meds ____________________________________________

___ antibiotics ____________________________________________

___ anti-inflammatory meds _________________________________

___ blood pressure meds (if applicable) ________________________

___ other _________________________________________________

___ other _________________________________________________

___ other _________________________________________________

Other Supplies:

___ pill case

___ med time chart to keep track of when to take your meds.

___ birth control (some antibiotics can interfere with birth control pills, so choose a back-up form of protection)

___ dressings, gauze, Bacitracin

___ Hibiclens or antibacterial soap

___ Arnica Montana and/or Bromelain

___ over the counter (OTC) sleep meds (or ask your surgeon for a prescription)

___ thermometer

___ mild stool softeners (like Colace)

___ silicone sheeting, Kelocote, steri-strips, Mederma for your scars

___ moist towelettes, make-up remover towelettes

___ topical arnica

___ oral Vitamin C

___ oral Vitamin E

___ ACE bandage or STRAP (if applicable).

___ OTC muscle relaxers (ask your surgeon first!)

___ hot water bottles/heating pads for your back

___ shea nut butter

___ hand moisturizer

___ boxes of Kleenex


Grocery Store

___ bags of frozen berries or peas (to use as an ice pack)

___ Ritz crackers, vanilla wafers, Cheez-its or Goldfish crackers

___ bottled water, electrolyte or energy drinks (ask your surgeon if these are okay)

___ Daikon (root vegetable for cleansing the bowels)

___ frozen dinners

___ low sodium soups

___ pudding and Jell-O

___ fresh fruit

___ cookies or other snacks

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Department Store or Other

___ LOTS of fluffy pillows

___ whistle, walkie-talkie or an intercom system

___ camera

___ journal

___ ink pens

___ supportive bras, sports bras, surgical bras, etc.

___ video games

___ bucket or pail with lid (for nausea)

___ fresh batteries for remote, booklight, etc.

___ pajamas, robe or oversized, comfortable shirts that button in the front

___ pair of slippers (or several pair of thick socks)

___ hand mirror

___ hair "scrunchies"

___ Music CDs/MP3 player

___ body pillow(s)

___ flashlight or nightlight for late-night bathroom trips

___ lap top with long cord

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