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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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
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 🧢
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
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
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.....
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
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
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).
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 😊👍
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.
Yea I second that, good to have you bk Michael
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).
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. 🥴
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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😂
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.