Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Hospital Trip - What to pack

Today we're going to the hospital. My husband is having a RFA (I forget what that stands for, but I'll post it later) to remove a nodule on his lung. He has stage 4 colon cancer which is stressful and scary in and of itself, but this procedure is adding to the stress because its fairly new. They do this on other organs all the time, but not the lung. I'll let you know how it goes.

Anyway, I started "packing" for our trip hours ago (or at least it feels that way). We've spent a lot of time there so I'm getting good at packing for it. Being at the hospital is mostly a waiting game. Some things you want to take:

book or something to do
reading glasses (if needed)
change for the vending machines
cash for the parking garage - ours takes debit cards now, but they didn't last year
protein snacks
water (the hospital is very dry)

Wow - that's a lot shorter list than I thought. Why did it take me so long to pack then???

If its your first trip, make sure you ask where the cafeteria is. I didn't eat anything except vending machine food the first time we went and ended up becoming very ill.


"BUTTERY"fly 7:09 AM  

I'm sorry to hear that your husband has stage 4 colon cancer...
I admire you for taking it light even though it's tough.

Hoping for him to get better.

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