I’ve been meaning to create this Topic for a while and my health scare this week has inspired me to post this topic/brain workout: Grab and Go Bag
Basically, I’m sure many can relate to being caught up in an emergency situation such as being rushed into Hospital (could be a situation such as snow, flooding incidents etc, too).
I’ve NEVER been organised ‘just in case’, and personally this has caused me extreme stress when Paramedics arrive
So, similar to the Word Games section … how about we each suggest 1 item to put in a ‘Grab and Go’ Hospital Bag. And then eventually this may provide a nice list for everyone, who just wants to have everything they need to hand if/when admitted to Hospital. Also, if you want, you could add a short sentence why the item you suggest might be of use.
I’ll start with the obvious:
Small amount of money
For the drinks / food you might need to buy when sat for hours & hours in A&E or in case you can’t eat the hospital food which where I live is yuck.
Hope youre foing ok Anne @ZX1 following your scare.
Phone and charger…
Lifeline and good for brain activity
Oh no Anne @ZX1 that sounds horrible. Make sure you get yourself checked out if things don’t improve. Really hope your neurology appointment goes really well too & they can offer some help for you.
Enjoy your films. You never know you might be able to fly yet
Tx Ann @Mrs5K I appreciate that. XX
When I was in hospital for a week, I found the food almost unpalatable, apart from the soup, so, as a result I didn’t eat much which meant I was weak from hunger a lot of the time. Fortunately, my partner brought me in a bag of supplies … however … and this is a bit naughty of me, I would pack a bottle of wine as to have a small glass with each meal, to help wash it down.
Definitely need a few snacks in the bag
Non food related maybe some clean underwear
@ZX1 ann what the heck has happened have I missed something? I’m so sorry you’ve been back to hospital have they said why this has happened and why? Hope you’re ok.
This is a good thread. I would take my towel and pjs and clean knickers as I hate the hospital mesh things
A little funny story & to prove hospitals have always been rubbish at some things:
In 2009 hubby & I were in a serious car accident. Both of us whipped off to hospital in separate ambulances. So, I had my clothes cut off & was provided a hospital gown…the ones that cover next to nothing. So time passes & I’m ready to be discharged and they say off you go & hand me a bag with all my cut up clothes in.
I thought I was being quite reasonable by saying but I don’t have any clothes. The answer from the consultant “you can take our gown”. Then I said but I can’t get home our vehicle was written off at side of the road.
The helpful consultant said “get the bus”.
So picture the scene…I am battered & bruised, covered in paint & blood (i was hit on head by flying paint tin), i have a bag of cut up clothes & i’m meant to get a bus home wearing the hospital gown with all on show.
Thankfully my sister came to the rescue & I spared the local community the horrid sight
You have to chuckle.
Don’t forget the headphones (listening to stuff & blocking out chattering/bleeping/other extraneous noises when you’re trying to sleep!)
@Mrs5K is this about you and your husband? If it is it sound awful and I’m glad you’re here if you know what I mean. Sending hugs x
@Loshy yes it is what happened to me & hubby. It wasn’t fun at the time. We are very glad to be here still. Think i’m fast using my 9 lives up xx
@Mrs5K, I realise that the accident must have been dreadful for you and your husband, and I am sorry that you experienced that, but you do paint a comical picture of the epilogue, despite the appalling behaviour of the consultant.
I hope so, because it might inspire them to loosen the regs