Your recovery time will depend on the procedure you’ve had done, and how well you follow the post-operative instructions.
If you work, please do not return to work that day. Your Consultant will advise you how long you might need off. You will be given a sick note from the ward before leaving if you are required to have time off following the surgery.
If you live alone, please arrange for someone to stay with you overnight and look after you the following day.
Depending on your procedure, we advise you not to drive, ride a bike, drink alcohol, take sleeping tablets, operate machinery or, make important decisions or sign any legal documents for 24 hours. Your Consultant or Nurse will provide you with more details during your stay.
If you have any worries once you’re at home, please don’t hesitate to call us for help and advice. Our Ward staff will ensure you have the number to call and you’ll also find it on your Patient Information Leaflet.