Hi. I don't have much to offer in the way of pre-op advice, except these few things.
1. Stock up on little soft snacks, Jello cups, pudding cups, peanut butter singles (not the candy type).
2. Get an extra pillow to hold at night in the stomach. Helps me. Also great to hug if you have to sneeze. (Boy, does that hurt.)
3. Hide one mint in your hospital gown in case have to get memetry (sp?) post op. They give you this vile liquid that looks like water to swallow. It takes about an hour to get that taste out of your mouth, and you could be sitting in a wheel-chair, waiting for transport back to your room.
4. All of the standard surgery stuff. Do laundry. Clean house. Change furnace filters. Change batteries on all remote controls.
Good luck and post your results.