Not too long after my transplant a few years ago, I found myself out at the shops looking for a whole new set of clothing for a particular occasion. The occasion of having to be stuck in hospital and wanting to wear something other than pyjamas.
Now don't get me wrong, I do love my pyjamas and happily wear them all day when I'm not feeling the best. But sometimes you have visitors, or want to pop down to the cafeteria for something more palatable than the hospital meal you've been served. And sometimes you just want to have proper clothes on in the off chance that the doctors will look at you, see that you're dressed, presume you are well and send you home.*
Winter hospital clothing is quite easy, trackie dacks or yoga pants, a few loose tees and some cardies or zip up jackets. Jumpers are no good due to cannulas sticking out of your arm in awkward places and having your obs done every hour or so. I also like to buy the stretchy crop top bras because they are more comfortable to lounge around in if you feel the desire to bother putting one on.
Summer hospital attire is a little bit more difficult. There really is nothing that compares in comfort and coolness to a pair of boxers. I've purchased a few trial items such as knee length trackies but am still looking for just the right garment for the bottom half. Yoga pants sometimes work okay as the air con is usually set to The North Pole.
Luckily at the moment it is Winter and my wardrobe now has sufficient amounts of trackie dacks and loose tees. Luckily, I was up to date on my washing.
Have you ever shopped for a strange occasion?
* unfortunately this has not yet happened to me.