Preston hospital. Any tips Started by: Sam gladstone

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    I’m having my BA at Preston with Mr Traynor on 17th and want to start organising things I need and what to expect so any advice would be very gratefully received (please bear in mind my partner is very impatient so any tips for him too haha)

    Thanks Sam

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    Same day, place & surgeon as me 🙂 I’m taking lotsa snacks & water, my ipad, slippers, dressing gown. V pillow, jogging pants, zip up top, phone n ipad chargers etc..are you a day case? Xx

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    I’m taking my 6 sports bras too to see which is more comfortable x

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    Oooh r u as excited as me, I’m counting down the days and irritating everyone with talk of boobs haha. Yes I’m a day case and staying in the ibis which is nearby as I’m from Newcastle

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    6???? I was thinking 2 haha best get shopping then!!

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    Dressing gown, a. Bra, slippers, a easy put on top, an iPad/kindle that’s to

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    Take snacky food in case your hungry after your op, throat sweets, baby wipes, charges for phones/laptops, magazines, etc… They provide a dressing gown, but I took my own for comfort, slippers – to walk to theatre in,
    If your other half is there there’s a tv in the room, and lots of waiting around to be done, my other half went for lunch at a pub just on garstang rd, while I had my op, as he was very bored (my first op he didn’t dare leave for hours as I was so badly, he just read his kindle) xx

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    Thanks everyone I’m writing a list as we speak haha. Do they give u anything after? Like pain relief or antibiotics or do u just get them to go home with?

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    They give you them through your cannula, then some to take home with too xx

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    Yes make sure ur other half brings food cuz they only provide tea and coffee and theres alot of waitin to do! Theres a mcdonalds inside asda not far away if this helps 🙂 just take comfy clothes and magazines and u shud be fine, good luck xx

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    Hi girls can anyone let me know where I can get a front fastening sport bra from?? Thanks 🙂

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    I got told to just get asda ones, going to have a look sometime this week x

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    @megan I got a front zip up high impact sports bra from m&s, heard lots of good reviews for them, not put it on yet I’m still strapped up xx

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    ahh im at preston on the 15th with mr mounir tho. Im staying at the ibis too! Im more worried about my other half and my dad being bored than my op! Just hope the day flies and i get to leave earlyish! Good luck girlies! xx

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    @megan the M&S zip up front sports bras are good but are very tight, I only wore my ones for a couple of days then move onto sports bras with not so thick material x

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    Are you day cases? If so, depending on your admission time you may not have that long of a wait. My admission time was 8am, was back from theatre at 11am and was allowed to go home at 2.30pm, so there really wasn’t much waiting.
    All I took was my slippers, sports bra and comfy loose clothes for coming home in, oh and a pillow for the car. Also took a book and my tablet but never got to use them as didn’t have time 🙂
    Good luck girls, First Trust is a lovely hospital with lovely staff xx

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    2:30!!! Wow I didn’t think it would be that quick other people have said 7:30ish. I’m a day case. Has anyone stayed at the ibis? Just wondering what it’s like x

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    Well I was sick after my first BA due to the anaesthetic so I mentioned this to the anaesthetist and e have me some medicine through the cannula before I was put under that he said would help, and it did, I felt great after so I think depending on how you feel depends on when you can leave. Also, the nurse said that you have to stay a minimum of 3 hours after you come back from theatre x

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    I’m overnight but my mums staying at the ibis, she doesn’t drive ladies is there anything close by for her to go eat n chill out, my op is going to roughly be 2-3 hours ( im quite tricky apparently) & how far away is the ibis from hospital? Xx

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    I’m the same as nicki. first op was very bad, second I was home without argument
    ibis is literally a two minute drive five walk from first trust, and there’s a nice gastro pub less then five minute drive away, I stated at ibis first op, and went hone (40 min drive away) second time, both Times by oh went to the pub for food as Preston don’t provide fir relatives
    the staff are amazing, and remembered me nine months on, I can’ t fault them xxx

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    What do they give you at meal times here? I’m there on Tuesday and I’m hoping I’ll actually like something

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    I only had toast and water (don’t like tea or coffee), but I left at 2.30pm so I’m not sure what the meals are like xx

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    Take something to keep you occupied cos the tv’s weren’t working when I was there 3 weeks ago 🙁 I took my tablet with a few films on xx

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    Fab, thank you 🙂 .. I have my op on Wednesday and still haven’t been given a time?? Should I ring up tomorrow?

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    I’m in on Wednesday and I rang the hospital on Friday to find out what my admission time was. xx

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    Hi was your partner and dad both allowed in to wait I was told I can only take one person but my sister wants to come and I need my friend to drive me

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