Thank you all so much. I prepared loads last time only to find because it was a hand op, removal of a bone I was incapacitated for a long time. Hand sewing was a no no. I am quickly preparing as goin on the 22nd October. I will have had the op I hope b the time you are all waking up. Will send a message on the 23rd as I am staying with a friend for the first 24 hours as ordered. Thank you for all your good wishes and help.