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.
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.
This depends on the type of surgery you have undergone and the type of anaesthetics given. Your anaesthetist and surgeon will be able to tell you when you can eat and drink normal food again.
Yes, if a local anaesthetic has been given. This may take several hours to wear off. Some pain relief may be needed following this period.
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.