Hospital treatment for untrained people can be stressful. It is better to protect yourself and your nervous system from unnecessary shocks and prepare for life in the ward.
Most essential items
On the first day in the hospital, you will first need a set of necessary documents. This is usually a passport, a medical certificate, a certificate of pension insurance, a referral from a doctor, the necessary tests (which should not be overdue) and the results of a preliminary examination. Obviously, without some of these documents, you simply cannot be admitted to the hospital and placed in the ward. It is best to prepare the entire list in advance and put it in a separate folder.
Hospital treatment usually lasts at least 5-7 days, so you will definitely need personal hygiene products. Some hospitals can provide you with them, especially if you are on your own, but it is best to protect yourself from an unpleasant situation and bring a toothbrush and paste, soap, comb, towel or napkins.
If you have surgery, you will most likely be given special clothing. But for the usual treatment, it is better to have your own pajamas (or T-shirt and pants) and a robe. Change a set of underwear, socks, and slippers.
In addition to the listed items, be sure to bring glasses or contact lenses if you use them. Also, you definitely need to have a mobile phone with you in order to be in touch in any emergency.
In order to minimize stress in the first days, take with you some familiar food and drink: yogurt, fruit, juice, tea, water, etc. And, of course, it is better to have a set of dishes with you: a fork, a spoon, a plate, a mug … As a rule, hospitals have canteens, but often the quality of food in them is poor. Of course, it will be better if your relatives and friends bring food to your ward.
In order to get rid of boredom while in the hospital ward, take an interesting book with you - paper or electronic. With it, you can spend time discreetly and entertain your imagination and fantasy. Reading is thought provoking, so keep a notebook with you to formulate and write down when needed.
If you do not want to completely break away from work during treatment, you can take your laptop or tablet with you and stay in touch. You may not have a lot of free time or you will be in an unsuitable state for work, but having a work computer with you, you can always turn to business. You will also have the opportunity to entertain yourself by watching an interesting movie or program.