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What can I bring? I need to refresh my memory

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fintia
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Ok so I will be going to the hospital on April the 16th.. They said i'll be there for 2 days but I am not sure.. last time I spent 3 so.. maybe this hospital is different.

I know everything you bring in the room gets contaminated.. so I am thinking to bring magazines and word puzzles books that I can throw away when I am dismissed.. so how about pajamas, under wear, toothbrush, shampoo, razor.. I need to make sure I bring disposable stuff and clothing that I am not going to mind throwing away??

If someone can refresh my memory on that.. thanks!

jcvolt
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Joined: Mar 2009

They make you throw away your clothes?

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fintia
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They havent said anything.. I think last time I did throw them away, like the things I used in the hospital lol...becasue the contamination thing.. I do not remember well.. LOL!!!

jecklehyde
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Joined: Nov 2007

You can go on the ThyCa site and they have information that tells you how to handle your stuff. Its under the information about RAI treatment. I think if you bring a bag for your clothes, you can bring them home and wash them separately several times. Double check with the hospital, or else just wear their stuff, no one will be coming to visit. I have actually talked to people while they were in the hospital, using their laptops.

Good luck. I'm sure everything will be fine and soon enough you will be telling us it was a piece of cake. I will be thinking about you on the 16th.

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fintia
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Joined: Mar 2009

Thanks!!! Laptops... like they had access to internet?? that could be a blessing lol.. I might have to check with my hospital.. tomorrow is the big day..

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