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Looking like Hugh Hefner!

Judge_Dredd
Judge_Dredd

Hi All. So I got my heart bypass date, next Wed the 5th woohoo! Now I need to buy some button up pyjamas but why do mens pj's either come in stripes and make you look 90 plus or are in satin and make you look like Hugh Hefner? Something to consider along with should I go for one last KFC before the op and I turn over a new diet leaf?!?

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The KFC sounds a great idea, savour it. It took me a while to get the taste buds back, and still almost 5 years on I still long for certain tastes !! I just used pjs for 2 days after that a loose T shirt and striped bottoms lol

Regards and Best Wishes

Personally I can't stand KFC, but if that's what floats your boat I'd definitely go for one before the new you emerges post op .

As for pyjamas - pass, still don't own any - when I ended up in Heart and Chest Hospital ended up dressed in NHS attire 😊

Best Wishes for next Wednesday

Stay away from the KFC! Start now as you mean to go on! As to pyjamas what about a pair of shorts with elastic waste and a short sleeve summer shirt (matching colour of course!) That way you don’t have to look like Hugh or 90! Just a thought not that I know about men’s fashion!! just know what it’s like being in hospital and I found loose fitting cotton stretch shorts easy to wear at night and track suits during the day. Hope everything goes well for you. Stay strong and keep us posted. Take care. Zena

M&S shorts and tee shirts

Thanks all for the fashion and diet advice. I might split the difference and instead of a lardy KFC have a Greggs slice instead 😀!

Not looking forward to next Wednesday so it's nice to have a bit of levity.

Hidden
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My hospital chic is a pair of Adidas shorts and a baggy Superman T shirt, I complete the look with a pair of flip flops. Occasionally, if I feel precious I where a hat 🧢

Lezzers
Lezzers
in reply to Hidden

😱

cowparsley
cowparsley
in reply to Lezzers

Hi Lezzers,I`m home,no room at the inn!Had the op but unfortunately Plymouth is a teaching hospital and I was the guinea pig.What should have taken half an hour took one and a half hours,for the registrar to have a go.New box didn`t want to go in.At one point I think he was using a mallet!!Apart from that,treated royally to lunch and afternoon tea and biscuits.Asked about the drug for Kevin he said try to get on it asap,it`s good but still not prescribed for HF so he suggests going down the diabetes route to a specialist if poss.as gp prob.won`t prescribe it.Good luck and good night xx

Lezzers
Lezzers
in reply to cowparsley

Hi ya, I was wondering how you were getting on.

Not sure lunch and afternoon tea are sufficient enough to make you forget the horror of a mallet!! I hope they gave you lots of pain killers to come home with and that you're not in too much pain.

Thank you so much for asking bout the drug, very excited about it but not sure he'll be able to go down the diabetic route though. I do know it will be licenced this year so we'll mention it again after his had his echo xx

Go for the Hugh Heffner look and have a kfc every day til op.Live a little.

😄

After my heart attack and stent my husband left me in intensive care with instructions to return with something for me to change into - I didn;t own nightwear. He returned with a sequinned evening dress "because it was the only thing he could find that looked floaty" ..... I now own lots of nightwear. anyone beat that for the most inappropriate item of clothing brought into either ICU or CCU ? I suspect medical staff see all sorts of improvised pyjamas in the course of the working day.....

Am sure you brought some much needed glamour to the ward!

Bless him, you could have thrown an impromptu party and been the only one there in appropriate clothes.

I ❤️ this! It made me laugh a lot. Thanks for brightening up my morning!

Milkfairy
MilkfairyHeart Star
in reply to Calliope153

I have only just read this but what a brilliant laugh out loud moment😂

Lezzers
Lezzers
in reply to cowparsley

Nooooo, no one needs kfc in their life😂

Judge_Dredd
Judge_Dredd
in reply to Lezzers

It's the secret herbs and spices recipe they use, can't resist it 😁

Lezzers
Lezzers
in reply to Judge_Dredd

Still noooooo! 😂

Hidden
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I am new here,& have just seen your post,do what ever you wish to do within limits,have a ball,and I hope all go's well for you Best of luck & all good wishes Silk P'Js can be sweaty & slippy,but they are nice,you could get some for when you feel better,& feel fabulous after you recover,as for just afterward,something loose & comfy,my brother when he had his done had Bart Simpson ones on,if nothing else you never missed him on the ward Good luck again,I think this is what will be happening for me,as I was not able to be stented,I am 6 months after my M I and meds are not too wonderful,I think I will go if I have to in Nora Batty stockings and my granny's flannel nighty,then again,I may end up making half the ward ill ;p

Judge_Dredd
Judge_Dredd
in reply to Hidden

I can just imagine anyone not from the UK googling Nora Batty Stockings 😂! Good luck with everything, I couldn't be stented either hence the CABG op, fingers crossed for both of us.

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to Judge_Dredd

Trust me to put that in ha ha Nora Batty stockings,if some one does google it they will be in for a shock ;p Many thanks for your kind wishes all the best NORA

Love Nora Batty stockings I wear them all the time, I have short legs you see.

MargeMiller
MargeMiller
in reply to Hidden

or you could go for the huge black up-to-my-waist pants that my husband brought in, when asked to 'go and buy some underwear that doesn't have any nylon/poly stuff in', God knows where he bought them... definitely wasn't Ann Summers... 🙄🙄

Granny pants! So comfy - I got hooked on them 40+years ago after my first C-section.

I know exactly what you mean about PJs. We’ve had to buy a couple of pairs for my husband but also got a ‘leisure’ type, t shirt material shorts and loose V neck top plus an extra pair of shorts he can use with a loose fitting t shirt. He’s due Mitral Valve replacement or repair (won’t know until he is operated on).

Our problem is more about actually using them! First operation date cancelled on the day we were due to go in, moved to next day; cancelled again. New date given a week later (this week) Wednesday. We got a call Monday morning to say the operation had been moved forward a day to Tuesday!

All raring to go and got a call 3hours later to say cancelled and the Wednesday slot too 😥 Waiting for a call today to see when we are next scheduled. It’s taking its toll mentally now particularly on my husband. Not sure how many more cancellations he can cope with particularly as it’s taken over a year from diagnosis of severe mitral valve regurgitation to here so far.

Good luck with your operation, I hope you don’t experience the cancellations we are (ITU beds not available apparently).

So sorry to hear that. Thats a terrible situation to be stuck in and something I worry about. My kids a only 7 and 4 and wouldn't cope well if my op date was moved about. Hope your hubby gets his op soon.

Thank you. I hope you don’t have this happen to you, for you and your families sake. At least our children are adults but they have families and work commitments so it’s worrying for them too and no one feels like we can plan anything major until this operation is done. Fingers crossed it happens very soon.

Can totally sympathise - when my daughter had her heart op booked at age 7, we had 4 cancellations, 2 after she was actually booked and settled into her bed, but we got there in the end... she is now a qualified mountain leader, and runs over the 'hills' in Snowdonia for fun... wishing you a speedy recovery, post-op 😊👍

Thank you. We are so hoping he gets this operation soon.

My friend took a weeks holiday from work and traveled 200 miles to take care of her father after his op which was canceled on the same day, this happened twice, very frustrating for all concerned. Hope things go well soon.

That’s awful. It’s so frustrating because no actual individual is responsible so you just have to take it on the chin but it’s so upsetting too.

We heard from the hospital yesterday, surgeon is on annual leave next week so we are scheduled again for the following week as the number one priority. So if there is only one cardiac bed for electives it’s been allocated for my husband. Of course, we shall have to wait and see because if there are emergencies that require the bed then it will mean a further delay.

What will be will be I suppose. I’m trying very hard to go with my long term view of ‘everything happens for a reason.’

Thank you all and best wishes to Judge_Dredd for his operation.

MichaelJH
MichaelJHHeart Star

Remembering my surgery I would say standard front fastening pyjamas with tie bottoms are best. You have wires everywhere for a few days and then a few days later are out.

M&S have massive reductions on Christmas ones - could be a conversation starter! 😊

MichaelJH
MichaelJHHeart Star
in reply to MichaelJH

P. S. I had hospital issue for the first few days as much simpler as pointed out below.

Lezzers
Lezzers
in reply to MichaelJH

Welcome back Michael 👋

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to Lezzers

Yea I second that, good to have you bk Michael

Calliope153
Calliope153
in reply to Hidden

Welcome back Michael - hope you are feeling much better.

MichaelJH
MichaelJHHeart Star
in reply to Lezzers

Thank you... I seem to be well on the way to recovery now. My presence will be fairly p/t as two appointments today (miles apart) and another next week. Also I became ill half way through my Self Assessment so have to finish and submit.

I was going to suggest Man U pyjamas but the fan behaviour last night dismayed me (Man City's were worse).

Passes
Passes
in reply to MichaelJH

Welcome back

Welcome back! Hope the appointments went well.

Dickydon
Dickydon
in reply to Lezzers

Add my name to the welcome back MJH list.

Handel
Handel
in reply to MichaelJH

So good to see you're back Michael. xxx

enjoy your kfc, i’m no fan, but the very rare occasional burger with cheese is nice.

i prefer the hospital issue pj’s they’re comfortable, 100% cotton and you can ask for a clean pair (trouser n top), everyday. whereas, having your own, unless your wife/gf/partner/lover/none of the these, brings in seven pairs to change into everyday seems illogical. 🥴

Tesco do plain coloured ‘loungewear’ bottoms or t-shirt and longs or shorts type pjs.- reasonable price if you don’t normally wear them!

Well I mostly found that patients wore the NHS gowns, which on coming round from my operation I was greeted by the man in the opposite bed sitting there with his bollocks staring at me. I was so out of it that when my daughter came to see me she said oh my god mum have you seen the man opposite.... Gross. I casually said yes I'm used to it now.... So stripy pj's sound a much better alternative 😁. Hope all goes well, let us know how you are, I've been there and bought the t shirt.

😂

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Lezzers
Lezzers
in reply to Judge_Dredd

Eek, be on the safe side....wear a onesie 😂

MichaelJH
MichaelJHHeart Star
in reply to Lezzers

What? Ones like Tesco shoppers wear?

Lezzers
Lezzers
in reply to MichaelJH

Hey, nothing wrong with tesco's I get my railcard free with their club card points 😂

MichaelJH
MichaelJHHeart Star
in reply to Lezzers

My Waitrose card gets me a free newspaper and coffee together with various discounts that include fish on Friday. I think I fancy some sea bass tomorrow! 😁 🐟 👍

Lezzers
Lezzers
in reply to MichaelJH

We had sea bass yesterday, with Mediterranean vegetables. Really enjoyed it, not sure it will be on any hospital menu though!

MichaelJH
MichaelJHHeart Star
in reply to Lezzers

Definitely not but I had poached salmon with new potatoes and mixed veg when I was undercover last week...

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Milkfairy
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in reply to Frenchbulldogsx

😳

I can't stop laughing, thank-you 'cause I really needed a good laugh!

That's enough to put you off meatballs for life.

Oh my god, and I still have nightmares now 😂

My fiancé is currently in hospital after his CABG and is “disgusted” to be wearing in his words - old man pyjama bottoms! (And yes they are stripey and it’s my fault as I purchased them!)

He’s also wearing a support vest with nothing else on the top half and a surgical mask over his beard to stop it getting in the wound, so all in all I think the trousers are the least of his worries!!!

I love the sequinned evening dress story!

Handel
Handel
in reply to Chickenlou

Hope all goes well and they sorted out his AF xxx

Chickenlou
Chickenlou
in reply to Handel

He’s AF had stabilised but apparently last night it went haywire again - and that’s with the pacing wires on...

Handel
Handel
in reply to Chickenlou

He'll get sorted out soon so don't worry.

I felt helpless and hated that 60 mile round trip to and from the hospital because I couldn't do anything.

On day 3, they sorted out the meds to stabilise his heart rate and he's been great ever since.

Keep us posted xxxx

In your defence, as far as I can tell they are pretty much all stripy and look like old mens pj's! I hope your fiancé is OK, I read your earlier post on his AF, fingers crossed for him.

Exactly and he hasn’t seen himself in mirror post surgery to see what his beard looks like in a surgical mask under his chin!

Thank you, his heart just doesn’t seem very happy at the moment.

Correction : " new leaf diet" surely ?

My hubby wore pyjamas until he could get out of bed (1 and a bit days). Once sitting in a chair and walking around he had jogging bottoms and a button up shirt!

He's never worn pyjamas in his life!

Don't even get me started on slippers!!!

All the very best to you. Keep in touch xxx

Judge_Dredd
Judge_Dredd
in reply to Handel

Thanks! I hate pj's but I must admit I do like my furry slippers 😂

Handel
Handel
in reply to Judge_Dredd

He's never worn slippers in his life either. The fuss he made when seeing 'the list' from the hospital telling him what he needed to take to hospital almost caused another heart attack!! However, he calmed right down when I bought him some Skechers slip ons - really lightweight and non slip! Cost a flipping fortune but at least he's still wearing them 15 months later!!!!

All the very best xxx

In one word Primani. 😂

I agree about pyjamas, my husband was in hospital 3 weeks having heart ops and you need to be comfortable. Just before Christmas I spent forever perusing the shelves in a well known high street chain (other stores are available!}. There were a lot of tartan ones then, plus being quite short even the shortest had to be turned up. Best if luck.

I agree with not bothering about pj’s. I wore my fav 1952 Vincent Black Lightning tee and comfy shorts. KFC? Hmmm. Not for me.

Stay away from the KFC, why flood your blood stream with junk just before your op. Do as you mean to go on. KFC is no friend of yours, it and others is what got you in this position in the first place. Dump the poison. Good luck, Just use T shirt and jammy bottoms.

Too many K.F.C.s might just be one of the reasons your in this position now, as for P.J.s , button up front is because you'll be unable to raise your arms, my missus raked around stores and came up with a pair of shorts and a short sleeved button up top, nice trendy P.J.s , from M&S i believe. Good Luck for the future.

Hugh Hefner wore pajamas to bed? I don’t remember that😂, he did put on his smoking coat when he ate his KFC however and he was a breast and leg Man.

😂😂😂😂

MichaelJH
MichaelJHHeart Star
in reply to not2worry

With optional cravat... 😀

Ianc2
Ianc2
in reply to MichaelJH

Dressing for the theatre?

I had a dream recently where someone (female) told me that traditional stripped pyjamas were very sexy, and then took me shopping to buy some. The dream stopped there. She wasn’t my wife (!) and I’ve been happily married for 33 years.

Please don’t read anything into this apart from me being on high dose statins, which can cause weird realistic dreams😂

Lezzers
Lezzers
in reply to HectorsDad

😂

Good luck, you’ll be feeling so much better immediately afterwards. I went to St Thomas’s and they provided gowns for ladies and pjs for guys - all very decent and comfy, also non-slip sockettes, so actually we didn’t need to take anything! Just easy to put on clothes for coming home. I suppose each hospital has its own thoughts on what’s appropriate, but you will only be in for 5 days and the first 2/3 are intensive care and high dependency, so it’s probably day 4 when you might fancy your own clothes.

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