Depending on the length of your procedure as well as recovery time inside the hospital, you should make your stay as comfortable as possible. Bring things with you that comfort you as well as keep you occupied to make your wait more bearable:
Always make sure to have a family photo just so you can feel closer to them before and after surgery.
Bring a list of numbers so you can stay in contact with your friends and family.
Bring something to keep you busy like a crossword puzzle, music device, or portable gaming console.
Make sure you have a pen and a pad with you to jot down notes or even for your own leisure.
Make sure you have all your medical documents, ID, etc.
Also, it’s wise to bring your own slippers and socks to keep your feet warm and walk around with in the hospital.
Toiletries like toothpaste, toilet paper, toothbrush, deodorant, mouthwash, and hand sanitizer is always smart to bring.
If you have glasses or contacts, bring them with you just in case for overnight or a few nights in the hospital.
Bring whatever helps you sleep comfortably.
Lastly, make sure you have the medication you need.