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Random things to get for GRS recovery
« on: March 23, 2019, 04:40:15 am »
Please feel free to add anything below you've used, plan to use or wish you'd had during your recuperation at home AFTER a GRS.

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Re: Random things to get for GRS recovery
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2019, 04:48:24 am »
I'll make a start by adding:

- Neck cushion to sit on.

- Baby/wet wipes for easy hygiene.

- Paracetamol and/or ibuprofen for pain relief. Do NOT use aspirin without the recommendation of your medical professional.

- Netflix/Prime subscription for boredom relief.

- Kindle/Books as above.

- Tins of good quality soup for easy nutrition; try to find ones not too high in salt.

- Ready to drink smoothies,  or frozen fruit and a blender, for easy good nutrition.

- Reusable icepack(s) for swelling.

- Silicone gel (kelo-cote or similar), to aid scar healing AFTER the wound has closed.

- Packs of cheap cotton panties that can be thrown away.

- Panty liners.

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Re: Random things to get for GRS recovery
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2019, 05:04:18 am »
Thank you so much!

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Re: Random things to get for GRS recovery
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2019, 07:10:37 am »
I have been keeping a list of things I've used.  (I'm 101 days post op)

GCS home care package:


Anti bacterial liquid hand soap

Bathroom tissue (toilet paper)

Pads of various sizes.  Suggest long or extra long. I got way too many big ones so I created a care package for my friends.

Facial Tissues for dilation cleanup

A few hand towels or face clothes to put over your groin while dilating to prevent getting lube on your sheets. (I dilate when I get up and climb back into bed after peeing to dilate)

Baby wipes

Underpads 24"x24" is plenty big.  https://www.northshorecare.com/underpad-northshore-economy.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=shopping&utm_campaign=product&gclid=Cj0KCQiAnNXiBRCoARIsAJe_1cql4D3b3OIpcvAQWHr1JEHWXicuGe81MC4i-MD-HYQdvmuYClmUSywaAuVaEALw_wcB#981=9225&881=8990

Lube https://www.googleadservices.com/pagead/aclk?sa=L&ai=DChcSEwiWlbjj_t7fAhUCj2kKHUCFCeQYABADGgJpcQ&ae=1&ohost=www.google.com&cid=CAESEeD2Rhc7HpmeHxLCQmwWZGqH&sig=AOD64_1JyS0sB7eqTV-8MhRT1zq7cOcI_A&ctype=5&q=&ved=2ahUKEwiy16zj_t7fAhVExYMKHRQyAk4Qwg96BAgLEA8&adurl=https://www.vitalitymedical.com/aquagel-personal-lubricant.html%3Fmatchtype%3D%26network%3Dg%26device%3Dm%26adposition%3D1o2%26keyword%3D%26gclid%3DCj0KCQiAsdHhBRCwARIsAAhRhsn3fMtxHiLQsiAB-4f7h1sjsqx8z5W6f-YJo9l_ScFASSiDgnOKnEAaAoZdEALw_wcB

Betadine or povidone https://www.target.com/p/povidone-iodine-solution-8oz-up-up-153-compare-to-active-ingredient-in-betadine/-/A-11454825

Handheld mirror https://www.amazon.com/BeautifyBeauties-Hand-Mirror-11/dp/B01NHDHLD1/ref=mp_s_a_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1546979229&sr=8-7&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=handheld+mirrors&dpPl=1&dpID=3156PVSU54L&ref=plSrch

Baby wipes



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Re: Random things to get for GRS recovery
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2019, 07:38:37 am »
Epson salts, and I love taking baths (was recommended by my Dr).

I agree with the issue mentioned above with salty foods, I had to avoid too much sodium post op, I think it had to do with stopping "Spiro", took several months to recover from that medicine (my take). Too much sodium for me = nausea / headaches.

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Re: Random things to get for GRS recovery
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2019, 06:13:44 pm »
Recharge batteries for phone and tablet

Comfort bear /soft toy

2m+ charging cable




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Re: Random things to get for GRS recovery
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2019, 06:15:59 pm »

Comfort bear /soft toy


That's a good one Liz, I had my pet "sea gull, Gulliver" with me during recovery...

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Re: Random things to get for GRS recovery
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2019, 06:23:22 pm »
One of the lovely ladies here sent me a bear...I did find her a real comfort...despite thinking I was too old lol


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