So you just found out you need to have a procedure. Any surgery is a big deal but hopefully you understand why you should have surgery and you have faith in your care team. Now you need to get ready.
The list of things to do can be daunting. Scheduling pre-op visits and tests, figuring out leave from work or school, making sure everything you temporarily won’t be able to do is covered, all while you may not feel well. The last thing you want to do shop for supplies. Where do you go? What do you buy? Gauze – sterile? – not sterile? Tape – what kind of tape? – how much? You could meander for hours, both online and in person, and still not be sure you’re getting what you need.
What you need is a POP Box. Through years of experience in surgical practice, we’ve learned where the holes are likely to be in your medicine cabinet. POP boxes are filled with things patients ask for at postoperative visits, or say they wished they’d had. Some of these items are pretty basic, and yes you could probably pick it up at the drug store, but then you’d have to go to said drug store, stare at the shelves, and wonder if you’re getting something that will work. Let us do that for you.
Stress is reduced when you get rid of unknowns. Stocking up for your postoperative care hopefully gets you thinking about what your experience after surgery might look like. Maybe then it’s less of a surprise, and you stress just a bit less. That’s a big part of what we’re up to here. Have a look around, see if a POP Box seems like something that would help, then breathe deeply and dive in.