Will there be any post-operative pain relief?

Feeling pain or discomfort around the surgical area is normal, this may go on for a few days. Your doctor will prescribe post-operative pain relief. Make sure to take the pain medication as prescribed by your doctor as not all pain medications are the same.

When can I do my normal activities again?

This depends on the type of surgery you have undergone. It may be several days or weeks before you can resume your normal activities again. Make sure to inform your surgeon about all the activities you expect to be doing, so you will know the best time to start doing them again.

Is the anaesthetist’s job done after the operation?

Your anaesthetist will stay with you until after the operation, to ensure that you are recovering well. S/he will be monitoring your progress until you are fully recovered. Your anaesthetist will tell you when you can go back to eating and drinking normally and will prescribe medicines for your pain.