You will need to have blood drawn a few days prior to your surgery to check your blood count and to make sure you do not have anemia or an infection. Your physician will generally give you some prescriptions for pain medication, as well as an antibiotic. Go ahead and have these filled before your surgery date. You may have a drain or two after surgery, which will need to stay in place about 10 days. Make sure you understand how to care for your drain and your incision.
You will need to be NPO after midnight on the night before your surgery, which means you will not be able to eat or drink anything after midnight. You will need someone to drive you home and stay with you for the first night, as you will be groggy and sore.