WAKING UP FROM SURGERY
- After the surgery even though you will feel drowsy, dizzy
and have blurred vision, the Doctor or nurse will try to wake you up, to test the level of
consciousness - please cooperate even if it irritates you.
- Do not try to sit up or walk unless instructed and aided
by the attending nurse or Doctor.
- You will be kept under observation in the recovery area
for some time and then shifted back to your bed once all your vital parameters eg pulse
blood pressure etc have stabilized.
- You may receive oxygen through a mask or a nasal tube.
- The nurse may ask you to take deep breaths or cough to
clear the lungs.
- Inform the nurse, if you feel nauseous or if you vomit.
- Medications may be given to reduce the pain after surgery
- you may even ask your Doctor to administer some painkillers, if it is unbearable.
- You may experience a mild sore throat due to the effect of
putting in a breathing tube during the procedure.
Nowadays, with better technology and rising cost of
hospitalizations, many surgical procedures are performed on Day-care basis and patient is
discharged on the same day. But, remember that some of the anaesthetic medications will
still be acting in your body leaving you groggy and dull - so do not drive a vehicle,
drink alcohol, operate machinery and do heavy house work. You must take it easy for at
least 24 to 36 hours.