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What to wear to Mayo for testing

Posted by @masonmom, Jun 11, 2017

I’m simply trying to find the basics for a first visit — i.e., what to wear. Are sweats/leggins in order for every day? Does it matter? (Obviously, won’t be dressing up; just trying to be practical.) Any other help you can give wld be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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@masonmom, Welcome to Connect. This is a very good question. Most people dress neatly and modestly, but not dressy. My experience has taught me that comfort and easy on/off are your best choice. I personally choose a neat jogging type suit and interchange shirts thru the week., and that has worked well for me in the past. So much of what you wear depends on how you are feeling, and what procedures and tests you will be having. Also a tote bag of some sort is handy to have with you to hold any loose items. Limit jewelry and make up.
My husband who spends much time in waiting areas likes to wear a lightweight fleece because the lobbies are often cool. A sweater will be handy for you, too.
– so I think you are planning well. I hope all goes well for you.

Rosemary

Welcome to Connect, @masonmom. There’s no specific dress code for patients, unless directed by your health care team, and I would also encourage you to scroll through the various discussions in this “Visiting Mayo Clinic” group, http://mayocl.in/2sr6Ogj, which has a wealth of information.

@masonmom, would you share a few more details about your visit so that we may be able to better guide you?

@rosemarya

@masonmom, Welcome to Connect. This is a very good question. Most people dress neatly and modestly, but not dressy. My experience has taught me that comfort and easy on/off are your best choice. I personally choose a neat jogging type suit and interchange shirts thru the week., and that has worked well for me in the past. So much of what you wear depends on how you are feeling, and what procedures and tests you will be having. Also a tote bag of some sort is handy to have with you to hold any loose items. Limit jewelry and make up.
My husband who spends much time in waiting areas likes to wear a lightweight fleece because the lobbies are often cool. A sweater will be handy for you, too.
– so I think you are planning well. I hope all goes well for you.

Rosemary

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Thank you very much. All very helpful. Didn’t know if we would not be able to wear even basic jewelry — and nail polish. (I’ve had surgery, and they made me remove the nail polish. Haven’t made that mistake since — smile.) Not feeling bad — right now. I appreciate your input.

Thank you for your feedback. Being seen for a 20-ish year chronic cough, throat clearing — which has gotten gradually worse and even worse over the last 6 mos-yr. (Dealt with 2 fractured ribs over the holidays last year — extremely painful.) Exhausted all local medical options so time to see if Mayo can figure it out. 🙂 Pls see my above comments, as well. I have looked at some of the discussion on the threads and haven’t come across this basic information.

@rosemarya

@masonmom, Welcome to Connect. This is a very good question. Most people dress neatly and modestly, but not dressy. My experience has taught me that comfort and easy on/off are your best choice. I personally choose a neat jogging type suit and interchange shirts thru the week., and that has worked well for me in the past. So much of what you wear depends on how you are feeling, and what procedures and tests you will be having. Also a tote bag of some sort is handy to have with you to hold any loose items. Limit jewelry and make up.
My husband who spends much time in waiting areas likes to wear a lightweight fleece because the lobbies are often cool. A sweater will be handy for you, too.
– so I think you are planning well. I hope all goes well for you.

Rosemary

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@masonmom, I like to wear some jewelry. The only problem is if it interferes with a diagnostic imaging procedure. So I keep it simple and easy to get off and on pre and post procedure. I also like to wear colors that make me feel good. It sounds like you have it right as far as hospital style!
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Do you need information about getting around, or places to stay? Feel free to ask any questions
Rosemary

@rosemarya

@masonmom, Welcome to Connect. This is a very good question. Most people dress neatly and modestly, but not dressy. My experience has taught me that comfort and easy on/off are your best choice. I personally choose a neat jogging type suit and interchange shirts thru the week., and that has worked well for me in the past. So much of what you wear depends on how you are feeling, and what procedures and tests you will be having. Also a tote bag of some sort is handy to have with you to hold any loose items. Limit jewelry and make up.
My husband who spends much time in waiting areas likes to wear a lightweight fleece because the lobbies are often cool. A sweater will be handy for you, too.
– so I think you are planning well. I hope all goes well for you.

Rosemary

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Thank you,, Rosemary. We booked a hotel a couple of months ago. Think we will probably take the shuttle back and forth. We’re printing maps anyway and watching lots of videos on-line. I will reach out with any other questions I may hv. It is so kind of you to take your time to answer these questions for us newbies. Thank you so much!!

@rosemarya

@masonmom, Welcome to Connect. This is a very good question. Most people dress neatly and modestly, but not dressy. My experience has taught me that comfort and easy on/off are your best choice. I personally choose a neat jogging type suit and interchange shirts thru the week., and that has worked well for me in the past. So much of what you wear depends on how you are feeling, and what procedures and tests you will be having. Also a tote bag of some sort is handy to have with you to hold any loose items. Limit jewelry and make up.
My husband who spends much time in waiting areas likes to wear a lightweight fleece because the lobbies are often cool. A sweater will be handy for you, too.
– so I think you are planning well. I hope all goes well for you.

Rosemary

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@masonmom, I am treated in Rochester and I know that the shuttle system is super convenient. Service to front door, and no parking:-)

I am not sure which Mayo campus you will be visiting. Here is visitor information for all of the Mayo campuses.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/patient-visitor-guide
Rosemary

@rosemarya

@masonmom, Welcome to Connect. This is a very good question. Most people dress neatly and modestly, but not dressy. My experience has taught me that comfort and easy on/off are your best choice. I personally choose a neat jogging type suit and interchange shirts thru the week., and that has worked well for me in the past. So much of what you wear depends on how you are feeling, and what procedures and tests you will be having. Also a tote bag of some sort is handy to have with you to hold any loose items. Limit jewelry and make up.
My husband who spends much time in waiting areas likes to wear a lightweight fleece because the lobbies are often cool. A sweater will be handy for you, too.
– so I think you are planning well. I hope all goes well for you.

Rosemary

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@masonmom if you need anything else, you can also reach out to Concierge Services at concierge@mayo.edu, or on Facebook…we have a ton of information on a wide variety of things if you find yourself unable to google something 🙂 Safe travels!!

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