Anyone had arthroscopy? What to take to the hospital in my TB bags?
It's a lot more fun to share tips on how to use our TB bags for travel, but now I'm wondering if anyone of the wise folks on this forum has had an arthroscopy, and if you could share tips on what to take you with you on the day of surgery (in a TB bag, of course!). I just found out yesterday that I'll be having an arthroscope of my knee to remove a badly-torn meniscus (and also to evaluate the status of several other issues in hopes of delaying for a while the inevitable knee replacement).
It's an outpatient procedure, and I'm crossing my fingers that my insurance will approve having it done at a freestanding surgical center instead of at the hospital. (Much less fuss, inconvenience, delay, and paperwork if I can avoid the hospital.) I'll be having general anesthesia, which surprises me, but that's what my surgeon stipulated. So I'm especially wondering what it would be good to have with me in the car for the 45-minute drive home afterwards, while I'm still groggy.
I'm stalling, and put off the procedure until October, so there's plenty of time for me to make up my packing list!