For cutting gauze pads.
To ensure the wound won't get infected.
Alcohol Prep Pads
To clean the wound.
High Performance Waterproof Tape
To tape down the gauze.
To cover the wound.
If you're staying in the hospital overnight or napping during the day at home, an eye mask is super helpful.
Recommendation: Lunya Washable Silk Sleep Eye Mask
It's really common to be constipated after surgery -- highly recommend grabbing a diarrhetic so this doesn't become an issue!
Recommendation: Sena Pills / Miralax / Prune Juice
I'm always EXTREMELY hoarse after surgery due to the breathing tube, and sometimes it lasts a few days. Cough drops are a lifesaver, both in and out of the hospital.
Recommendation: Literally any cough drop
My back hurt SO MUCH after my mastectomy. I used a heating pad almost daily for a few weeks, which helped so much.
Recommendation: Virtually any heating pad, pictured is the Sunbeam Heating Pad