If you are a single person living alone then I would say prepare some food before hand that can be stored in the freezer so that after surgery you don't have to spend too much time up cooking or have friends bring you meals. I was living alone after my first major surgery and stayed with family for a couple of days after op but preferred to go back to my place sooner to continue recovering and it was really helpful for me to not have to cook much for the first week or so.
I would also agree with the comments above. Not rushing your recovery is essential, sometimes in the first few days you feel better and wrongfully think you can start to get back into your normal routine and then m this may make you feel worse and actually hinder recovery. I think we really need to allow ourselves to rest and not try and be super women rushing back to things like work before we are truly ready.
Listen to your body, if you start feeling unwell contact GP
If you need to have a follow up appointment write down a list of questions to ask your consultant so you fully understand what the next steps are.
Take some probiotics after surgery, this helps build up your good bacteria which is especially useful if you are given antibiotics to take to prevent infections.