The ON-Q pump is just a little device that pumps lidicane into your incision. I didn't have any problems with it.
I was able to wear my own clothes after the first day. I put on a little make-up just to make me feel better. I did feel like talking and had visitors. The problem was that I felt so good with the epidural that my visitors stayed too long and wore me out.
The epidural is placed high enough so it does not interfere with your walking. You simply take the equipment with you--just like you would take the other pain pump.
One problem that I had was when my bowels started working again. I had diarrhea and couldn't make it to the bathroom in time.
I was totally embarrassed but the nurses were celebrating because my bowels were working. Never fear the hospital is prepared with disposable underwear and big maxi pads. They worked great.
Don't be afraid to take your pain meds. You need to be able to get up and walk even when you're home. The pain meds help with that. You just have to balance moving around the house with rest.