Afterwards you’ll be taken to the recovery area.
Nurses will monitor your breathing and vital signs. Once you’re stable, you’ll either be moved to a ward or allowed to go home, depending on the procedure you’ve had.
If you go home on the day of the surgery, you’ll need someone to pick you up, as you won’t be able to drive. If you’ve had a general anaesthetic, you’ll also need someone to stay with you for the first 24 hours.
You’ll be given pain relief prescribed by your anaesthetist. You can take pills, tablets or liquids at regular times, or when pain starts to bother you.