Find out as much as you can about your anaesthetic, operation or procedure, your hospital stay and postoperative course.
As well, you should give some thought as to how you will cope after your operation.
Take into account the possibility that you might stay longer than planned in the hospital, and that you might need long-term care and / or extra care at home – from family and / or professional helpers.
Some patients like to get all their affairs in order. Others wish only to make arrangements for someone to look after the garden or a pet.