I am so looking forward to surgery.. I know the staff and have had a replacement before so have an inkling of the process. After surgery there was a long delay as my room was still occupied.. So while still in recovery I had take out sushi. Oops.. later when I called in an order to the kitchen they said I was on a liquid diet? Seems everyone including staff missed that.. Kitchen laughed and said you can have whatever you like as obviously you were not nauseous ( Not! Ravenous yes!) Then in my room you order what you want direct from the kitchen..when you want.. I will get lobster roll again. I remember my daughter visiting during the day ( I was in two nights for a knee) and she used the second tray table for a computer table. She found the commode very comfy to sit on and work( It had a lid!) Pain was well controlled and there was a chalkboard listing everyone on duty that day and what meds were coming when and who would check what how often.. Ergo there really were no surprises. I was out of bed fast walking the floor that day and the next day climbing multiple flights of stairs ( with an OT watching of course) The day of surgery I got a happy pill ( I was told to take it at home before arrival at the hospital). I was so giggly and told the admitting nurse I felt fine and didn't need the surgery.. She said "We hear that from mostly everyone; we want your experience to be as enjoyable as possible". When the day comes there will be plenty of folks that will help you feel comfortable. Remember that while its your first surgery you may be their third or sixth . Of that day! This isn't their first ball game!