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Barbara
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November 19, 2017 2:32 pm  

 I found another thing that I have added to the bag that goes to the hospital with me.  Something that really bugs me during an extended hospital visit is my hair. After a few days there is a hospital smell that it takes on and I can't get away from it. They have tried shampooing (shampoo is the fake stuff real poo can be found in my pouch) my hair. If they have shampoo it is junk and if they don't they have used liquid hand soap (oh horrors). I had my hair done yesterday and my stylist suggested dry shampoo. I had tried it years ago, but it made a bunch of flakey stuff when I brushed it out.  The current stuff you spray on your roots, let it sit for a moment then brush it out.  I tried it, it works, no flakes and no smell.  There is now a can in my bag.  Just a thought.

Severe rheumatoid arthritis, spondoloarthropy, polymyalgia rhumatica, type 1 diabetic, IBS and finally, emergency diverticulitis surgery, colon removed Stella born Jan. 27, 2017. Enough already!!


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November 19, 2017 3:50 pm  

Not that I have long hair to try it on, but I've always been intrigued by "dry shampoo". It sounds like a good idea for your hospital survival kit :)

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

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November 19, 2017 4:06 pm  

Alas for me I will never experience the joy of dry shampoo, just me and my face cloth !

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November 19, 2017 6:08 pm  

After my long coma and even longer of 4 months-I asked them to shampoo my hair-so the aid did, left me in bed (as I could not be moved) just left me there with that horror of their shampoo dried in my hair--never mind that fact that my hair was all dried up and knoted- I didn't get a shampoo until I got to the nUrssing home.. I was a mess. Never again their shampoo-just conditioner for me.. just left me with wet head and ecky dried shampoo-Lost 12 inches of hair when I came home..  Conditioner is best!!! IF I HAVE TO.......... 

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Barbara
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November 20, 2017 12:00 pm  

The problem with being 68 years old and 6 feet in height is that I look down on a whole lot of bald heads  🖖

Severe rheumatoid arthritis, spondoloarthropy, polymyalgia rhumatica, type 1 diabetic, IBS and finally, emergency diverticulitis surgery, colon removed Stella born Jan. 27, 2017. Enough already!!


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November 20, 2017 12:45 pm  

Handy that, saves packing a mirror!!!!! lol

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Robert
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November 20, 2017 1:46 pm  

Barbara you wouldn't be able to use my head as a mirror Haha I have just enough hair that it doesn't shine ! Ha

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Barbara
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February 25, 2018 7:43 pm  

I couldn't find Felicity's original post on hospital bags so I am posting here as the subject is the same.  Felicity, a billion thank-yous for those hospital bag posts. I took you seriously and created one for me. It is a little red roll about bag that sits in the corner of my bedroom.  When i went to the hopital this last time, as the parameducs were wheeling me out my last lucid brain cell said "get the red suitcase in my room." They did. It was so nice to have my own ostomy supplies rather than the junk the hospital tries to pass off.  The other little things I packed in it (like duplicate chargers for tablet and phone) made life much less frustrating. So it is now replenished and waiting for a next time I hope doesn't come.  Thanks again Felicity.

Severe rheumatoid arthritis, spondoloarthropy, polymyalgia rhumatica, type 1 diabetic, IBS and finally, emergency diverticulitis surgery, colon removed Stella born Jan. 27, 2017. Enough already!!


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Barbara
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March 8, 2018 10:43 pm  

Well I think i am finally done creating my hospital bag.  It is sufficiently complete for me to survive in the wilderness for 2 weeks!  It seems like whenever I go in it is for a minimum of a week followed by several weeks of rehab.  I made a list while I was there of things that I missed and then added them to the bag.  It isn't little by any means, but if I have to be away from home I am going to jolly well be comfortable!! Thanks again Felicity!

Severe rheumatoid arthritis, spondoloarthropy, polymyalgia rhumatica, type 1 diabetic, IBS and finally, emergency diverticulitis surgery, colon removed Stella born Jan. 27, 2017. Enough already!!


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March 9, 2018 11:52 am  

Felicity 's idea of a hospital bag is great.

As the sage said, " he who fails to plan,  plans to fail".

Way back when,  I had an intestinal blockage while i was out of town. I was stuck in a room for 2 with 4 beds. Real dumpy hospital . After several days of uncleanness , I washed up using isopropyl alcohol.  Nurses were afraid that I would drink it!  There was no showering facilities.  

Since then, i also pack a bag.

Nothing like a nightmare to teach you to be prepared .


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