Friday, April 3, 2009

Things to do before surgery

For the surgery/hospital:
Establish what nursing home I'm using.
- Call the 'expiditer' about that.
Get bloodwork done at a Qwest labs.
Go to hospital for pre-admission exam.
Go to regular doctor for medical clearance.
Be totally off sugar, and yeast-free.

Get house set up:
Get Mary's potty chair which will fit over the downstairs toilet to make it higher.
Make and freeze meals ahead
Have the kitchen clean and organized.
Make bed as well as shower and wash hair the night before.
Make sure all bills are paid, and everything on budget.
Make files for all doctor and nursing home records
Find my yellow cushion that they gave me last time.

Equipment to take with me:
Sock puller
2-foot shoehorn
Reacher
Dressing stick
Crutches
Granola
Supplements and aspirin
2 waist purses and cloth grocery bag, for carrying stuff
Cell phone
Reading glasses
Skin care, nail file, tweezers, mirror
Clothes for 8 days
Feather pillow

Entertainment:
Books - some series
Puzzles
Playing cards for solitaire
Tarot card lists to work on my deck

I'd also like to make bags to hang on the crutches for carrying things.
All I have to do now is get busy and *do* this stuff!

1 comment:

David Reid Lowell said...

That is some list -

DRL