Sounds like you have a pretty good list going. I've had one resection by laproscopy, and one open resection--both in the last year. I was in the hospital for the same amount of time for both surgeries--3 nights and 4 days. The recovery was different, but I wouldn't say harder with the open. I'm pretty sure everyone gets a pain pump with resection surgeries--regardless of what kind of surgery. The first time around I was offered an epidural for pain mgt. but opted not to get it. The second time (open surgery) was at a different hospital and they didn't offer the epi, which was fine for me.
One thing I remember is not feeling up to doing much of anything while I was in the hospital--I.E., reading, watching t.v etc... until the day I was discharged. I just couldn't concentrate on any of that. The first two days are such a blur and then by the 3rd and 4th day I was preparing to go home. So, if you forget a few items, you will still be fine. I brought all my make-up and hair dryer etc... the first time around. The second time there was no way I felt like worrying about any of that. A shower was nice, but I didn't have the energy for much more. The one item that was really nice for me was my ipod. I had some relaxation music on there and that was really nice to listen too, plus it blocks out some of the other hospital noises--annoying roomates, iv's beeping etc..