So since I scheduled the surgery this time It allowed me to better prepare the spaces where I would be spending all my time. Here are some of the things I did in preparation; - Declutter the room, anything which could hamper your movement most likely will. - We upgraded pillows last year during the event so I am pretty happy with them, got them through Marriot. http://www.pacificpillows.com/mapi.html?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=%28roi%29+marriott+hotel&utm_content=marriott+pillow&utm_term=Marriott%20Pillows&utm_creative=e - I was always looking for a place to put stuff like my laptop, magazines, drinks, snacks, medications, telephone, etc. so this year I found a medical style table which rolls under the bed but has an adjustable top. It is adjustable for height and also angle for reading. I didn't see the need for the most expensive one and the one I got seems to work really well, I paid less than $70.00 for mine shipped. http://www.health-mobility.com/cgi-bin/category/Side_Overbed_Bed_Table - I had a small refrigerator like you would see in a dorm room out in the garage so I brought it in and filled it with water, sodas, and my ice packs. That is really nice so I am not always asking Dorito for ice or something cold to drink. I just put my bedside table back on top of that for additional storage. - We have a ceiling fan with remote and that is extremely handy when I am having hot or cold bouts due to the mediciation, seriously think about a fan to help moderate temperature. - Knee scooter, crutches, or whatever you need to get around need to be handy and available for use alone. Dorito picked me up a knee scooter, which is steerable, during the first episode. Luckily for me I kept it around not knowing I would need it again. A steerable knee scooter changed my life so don't underestimate it, I actually went grocery shopping with it last time it worked so well. Needed to give her a break.