Tuesday, 13 September 2016

What to Pack in your Hospital Bag

Being admitted to hospital can be a worrying experience in an emergency, but with a planned operation there are lots of practical ways to ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible. Packing a bag for your stay with nice luxury items can give you a little boost when you probably need it most.


I was recently sent these beautiful long sleeved lace trimmed pyjamas from Blackspade. This gorgeous two piece set is made from a modal/elastane fabric which is so lightweight and soft, making it incredibly comfy for my days in a hospital bed.   The colour of the top is lilac with a burgundy lace trim and the bottoms are burgundy to match the trimming of the top. Whilst I am not looking forward to the operation, I am looking forward to lounging around in these pyjamas.  If you haven't visited Blackspade before I highly recommend their products, they just feel so luxurious.

So what else have I put in my hospital bag?
  • Toiletries – instead of buying my usual brand I bought a lovely set of Molton Brown, just because it made me feel better.
  • Underwear – comfy knickers and bras, nothing worse than wearing something impractical.
  • Dressing Gown – something cosy to snuggle in to, somehow snuggling up in something cosy can be quite reassuring.
  • Slippers – something sturdy that will not slip off your feet.
  • Notebook & Pen – what blogger would be without a notebook and pen.
  • Hair Brush – I nearly always forget a brush so this is first in my bag.
  • Healthy Snacks – it is always handy to keep a small stock of nutritional snacks just in case those hunger pangs strike.
  • Mobile charger - A necessity if you are staying as an inpatient for more than a day.
  • Medication - any prescribed medication.
  • Reading glasses – obviously without these you will not be able to catch up on social media.
So wish me luck everyone, this time next week I will be admitted to hospital awaiting spinal surgery but hopefully I won't be away from technology for too long.  I cannot tell you how scared I am, there are so many what ifs but I am really trying to stay focussed on being positive.

I was kindly gifted these pyjamas by Blackspade for my hospital stay but the opinion is entirely my own.

16 comments:

  1. I hope your surgery and hospital stay all goes very well and you make a speedy recovery xx

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  2. Lovely PJs - hope everything goes well with your surgery sis! Hopefully will get to come and see you soon x

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    1. Thanks Sis, it would be lovely to see you xx

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  3. Hope your surgery went well. The pyjamas look lovely and comfy xx

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  4. Hope everything goes well lovely. Beautiful pj's they look nice and comfy for you x

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  5. I am hoping your surgery went well and you are getting plenty of rest x

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  6. This post is so handy. Get plenty of rest xo

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  7. Great hospital list, I hope all went well with the op.

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  8. I hope you aren't in there too long, sometimes we are better off recovering at home if we can.

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  9. You sound so well prepared. I wish you a speedy recovery and a really peaceful stay in hospital. As long as I have snacks, something to write with and a book I feel happy :)

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  10. Hope everything goes well with your surgery! Good luck and let us know how it goes! :)
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  11. Fab list! I hope all goes well with your surgery, wishing you all the very best xx

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  12. Hope your surgery went well. Great list, I especially love your pjs.

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  13. Good luck!! I'm sure it will go well and swiftly. Love the pajamas!

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  14. Fabulous list! It's so easy to forget essentials. I hope the surgery goes well! x

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