Hello, I found out yesterday that I'm going to have to go into hospital for a relatively urgent/serious operation in the next week or two (gynaecology, let's leave it at that!) and am looking for advice please. My partner is away at the time and can't come home, and only got my dad to look after me, who lives about 20 miles away. Should be in for 2/3 days and then home and off for for 3/4 weeks depending on recovery (similar operation scale to a caesarean). Any advice on: what to take with me; what to not take; what to get ready for when I get home (I may well be living on my own for most of the recovery period after the first day or two at home); things to keep me busy; good things to cook in advance; coping strategies for possible pain/boredom; anything else worth thinking about etc? Any bits of wisdom much appreciated!