Bring a comfortable pair of slippers with rubber soles and a pair of walking shoes. The sooner you get up and about the better. Sweats, zippered hoodies, baggy pajama pants. I got the call at 11 pm and left the house with very little. You’ll be in the hospital for 4 or 5 days and the only thing that I forgot is all my passwords for all my online accounts. Make arrangements in advance for someone to care for your plants and yard. And don’t forget about your pets. The one thing that I did need and did not have was pill boxes once I was released. There are apps on your phone like Medisafe where you can list all your meds, pill shape, size and color, dosages and times per day. The biggest thing for me was not what I brought along but who would take care of things while I was gone. You are going to forget things as you rush out the door but for the time you are on the 10th floor at Methodist in Rochester they will take great care of you.