Prepare the house for after the lap op. Move kitchen essentials within easy reach - waist height so you are not bending down or reaching up for a couple of weeks at least.
Get the house ship shape, stockpile toilet rolls and cook up easy to microwave meals which you can freeze till you need them. Batches of vegies in to small pots (peas carrots and so on). Check for any family birthdays in the month after the op - and buy gifts and cards and get them sorted out now - you may not be up to shopping, and visiting the post office for a while after the op. Have enough stamps in the house, also get some cash in, just incase you want to pay for a take away meal to be delivered. Set up an online account with the local supermarket to order in food supplies while you are out of action - not able to drive - not up to walking round a supermarket reaching up and down shelves or in freezers...let alone lifting shopping bags in/out of the car and in to your home.
Plan for the op - get supplies of plasters and antiseptic wipes and creams for caring for the skin wounds, Peppermint tea or tablets for helping to get rid of the painful trapped gas.
Snow is forecast - so have a bag of grit delivered and in the porch or near the back door to help make the pathways easy to walk on.
Stockpile crafts and DVDs and things to do that won't cause too much pain. Pile up any clothes that need holes mending, buttons sewing on etc. And a sewing box so you can get cracking on mending clothes.
Prepare a bag for the hospital - loose clothes for comfort- zany socks for amusement - write out a list of preparations to be one before nd on the last day prior to the op.
Basically plan for a break of 3 weeks. of being cut off from your car or transport marooned in your home. Not as easy as you would imagine - and all preparations done in advance will pay dividends afterwards. you just need to sit down with pen and paper and figure out what you need to be doing. If all of that is taken care of - then buy a cross-stitch sewing kit or something of that sort to get stuck in to. also don't neglect garden plants that might not face a sharp frost while you are out of action or unable to lift heavy plant pots.
If you have a pet dog that needs walks - arrange for a dog walker to take over for the first few days of your recovery.
If your have kids at primary school or nursery - arrange with another mum to drop off and pick up your child for a few days of school runs. And return the favour when you can.
There are so many practical things you can be getting on sorting out before the big day that will help you in the days and weeks afterwards.