What to Bring to the Hospital

  • Please bring any medication in its labeled pharmacy container.
  • Crutches, walker, or any other type of aid you may need at the hospital.
  • Wear comfortable clothing that you can also wear after surgery.
  • Children may want to bring a favorite toy or blanket (Sometimes adults do also).
  • If you will be spending the night after surgery, bring one small suitcase with personal care items.

Discharge Instructions

  • You will be given a written copy of Home Care instructions for your surgery.
  • You are not to drive, drink alcoholic beverages or make important decisions for 24 hours after surgery.
  • You will need a responsible adult to drive you home. A responsible adult will have to
    stay with you for 24 hours after surgery.
  • Rest is important. Don't make plans or appointments for 2-3 days after surgery. You may not feel like doing anything except resting.
  • Don't wait until pain is out of control to take medication. The pain medication will be more effective if taken when the pain starts.