Surgery is on Monday. I'm ridiculously anxious (have had two very scary experiences with surgery--both csections--so no surprise there). One way I try and reign in my anxiety is to do as much planning as possible. Can you guys review my list of things to buy/have on hand post-op to help with recovery? If I'm missing something, please tell me! Also, anything not on the list that helped you personally, please share! I also have questions on some stuff and I'm looking for recommendations with others. Thank you! I will be sent home with a walker, per the hospital, so that's not on the list. 1. Cane. Need help with this! I'm currently looking at one that has two handles to help you go from sitting to standing more easily, but it doesn't have the best reviews. I know I want a cane with a tripod base so it stands up. Any suggestions? 2. Reacher grabber (will have 2). 3. Grip bar for shower. 4. Raised toilet seat with handles. 5. Hip replacement kit off Amazon (incl. a reacher, a dressing stick, a long-handle sponge, a shoe horn, and a sock aid). 6. Reusable ice packs. I have one medical grade huge one at home already, and a first-aid gel style one, but I'd like to get more. Any recommendations? 7. Wood plank to put under cushions on couch to make firmer. 8. Coxxcyl support pillow. 9. Pillow wedge to put between my legs. 10. Extra long phone charger cord. 11. Dry shampoo and large shower wipes. 12. Loose pj pants for hospital. 13. No skid socks. I imagine some of this stuff will be given to me by the hospital (right?), but since I shop pretty much exclusively on Amazon, I figure it is better to have it on hand and return it than not have it because I expected the hospital to provide it for me and they didn't. My questions... 1) What items did your hospital or PT provide you? 2) I know I am not supposed to shower for about a week. That sounds.. terrible. Is getting a plastic wrap thing like they make to go over casts a terrible idea? Should I just suck it up and not shower for the week and use dry shampoo/wipes? 3) Do I really need a shower seat? 4) How long did you have to (or were you advised to) use your walker before switching over to a cane? I ask because I'm trying to determine if a walker organizer bag is worth the cost, which I don't think it will be if I only use it for a couple days.