This is probably a very odd question, but what is the best thing to wear in hospital? I dont want to buy loads of pajamas if i cant get them over the cast ect. but I dont want to get night dresses if my leg is going to be in the air for all to see!
I just had my surgery done 3 weeks ago and what worked for me was a pair of pajama bottoms that are knee length or if you don't have those, a pair of old sweats will do, you can cut the leg off of it if it's too tight. Good luck.
I bought yoga pants because they are typically a little wider at the bottom and only come part way down your shin. They were really comfortable and easy to put on. I didn't have to wear a gown in the hospital except for the day I went into surgery. Once I was back in my room I changed, so I could be comfortable.
Good luck and keep posting! Feel free to ask even the silliest questions if it makes you feel better - we've been there.
I wore shorts and tank top pj's. They were decent enough (I think some were even regular exercise shorts and tank tops) that I felt okay about crutching in the hall or sitting with my leg up on pillows and still could sleep in them.
I'm not sure what climate you live in -but a helpful thing for me here in Iowa was a foot cosy or "piggy warmer" - a nice fleece hat looking thing that fits over a cast and covers those toes! I've been wearing mine faithfully
my sweats and PJ's from Victoria's secret were able to to fit over the cast. I could even get some of my jeans over the splint and cast because they had a bit of stretch. It the clothes stick to the cast or splint just put a plastic grocery bag over and then slide on your clothes. I couldn't stand anything on my toes. The toes on the splinted/casted foot were always hot and my other foot was freezing.
That's good news! The waiting can be hard - so keep busy I found it helpful to practice navigating around on one leg...get things ready - figure out how you are going to get in and out of the house, etc. I'm doing well on a knee scooter - I had it a week or so before surgery which was a good thing because I can't steer with a darn! ...but I'm managing well now a week post op.
I wore sweats and t-shirts. I had a large split cast after mid-foot fusion and sweats with elastic bottom fit fine over the splint. I bought a bunch of sweats at Kmart before the surgery on sale for five dollars a pair. This sounds weird but I didn't wear skivvies because it was one more thing to pull down in the bathroom.
Wear something with a comedy overtone. It'll cheer you up.
When I was in recovering from a bad asthma attack in 2006 my best friend (so-called) brought me a pair of Sponge-Bob PJ's. I can't satnd Sponge-Bob but I confess I laughed when I saw how I looked in them. Everyone smiled when they saw me and that made me feel alot brighter.
Daft but true.
Hope you're ok.