I have been busy designing and making the ideal patient gown. If you are wondering why I can't just take my regular sleepwear or why I don't want to wear the hospital gown here is the reason.
(photo from surgery #7, day 3)
In my design I had to consider that I wake up from the surgery with the following:
... and the doctors and nurses need to have easy access to my body.
No wonder the "one-size-fits-none" hospital gown has been around forever and no one has tried to change it.
"Medical historians believe the current gown evolved from nightshirts patients wore in hospitals in the 1800s that were slit open in the back. Variations of the current style have been in use since at least the 1920s." If this topic interests you (hopefully it doesn't, because you have never been hospitalized), read the entire article from the WSJ here.