• Upcoming Surgery on 3/21

    Asked by ableabe on Tuesday, March 12, 2013

    Upcoming Surgery on 3/21

    What to expect after surgery?

    5 Answers from the Community

    5 answers
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      There is not way for us to answer that without knowing the type and extent of your surgery. You surgeon would be the one in the best position to answer that question.

      over 3 years ago
    • healed123's Avatar

      Expect to walk the same day and expect to be able to eat lots of ice chips.

      over 3 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      You will be groggy and on painkillers for awhile. If it's outpatient you will be sent home after they give you something light to eat. You may want to ask if you can bring your own food, as I have found the options available are awful, cookies, crackers, coffee, and I rather not touch those. Other then that I recommend that you speak to your surgery team about what to expect

      over 3 years ago
    • Clyde's Avatar

      If it is outpatient, make sure you (or someone with you) gets a full explanation (hopefully printed) on any procedures to follow when you get home for drains, wounds, bandages, etc. Ask for all this in advance from your surgeon if possible. They are supposed to have it for you, but that doesn't always happen.

      over 3 years ago
    • SMT4's Avatar

      If you can take zofran take it as often as they can give it to you. Vomiting after head neck surgery is no fun at all. Its not fun after any surgery but especially head/neck it puts allot of strain and pressure on the incesion sites. So make sure you tell your doc before surgery you want that as part of post surgerical care.

      over 3 years ago

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