Recovery

After the Surgery

After surgery, it is quite normal for you to feel a bit drowsy or nausea. This usually settles down quite quickly. If it is persistent, please let the staff know so that we can give you the appropriate medication. Depending on the type of surgery, there will be different levels of pain- do not suffer in silence; if you feel pain please let the staff know. Take your medications as prescribed. Pain medication may take time to work so please take this medication as directed even if there is not much pain.  

 

it is important that you organize for someone to pick you from the hospital and to be with you overnight. You will not be able to drive for at least 24 hours after the surgery. Try not to eat or drink anything on the car ride home as this may cause the nausea to worsen. It is important that you rest so don’t engage in any vigorous activities, operate machinery, take alcohol etc.

 

If there is severe pain, persistent bleeding, any unusual symptoms, persistent dizziness, nausea, vomiting, please inform the staff at +6565358833. If you are unable to reach the staff, please contact or visit Gleneagles Hospital Accident & Emergency Department as soon as possible