Preparing certain things in advance may help make your surgery less stressful. Before you go to the hospital, think through transportation, everyday life necessities and special needs.
If you are having a joint replacement, you will probably remain in hospital between 3 and 5 days post-surgery, you may go home earlier or later depending on mobility. Having certain things with you for your hospital stay will make it that much more comfortable.
If you have any existing conditions and take any medications and/or supplements, please let your doctor and nurses know ahead of time to ensure that they are compatible with your surgical medications.