Bless you - hope all goes well with your operation! If I were you, I'd have lots of material sitting close to where I'm going to plant my behind while healing..and cut squares, hand sew them. I'd also place my box of yarn, in case I feel like crocheting an afghan - and might even do a bit of embroidery. All items would be prepared and sat in the closest place when I could reach them. Oh, and of course have the t.v. remote close by!