Q | after the operation
A | You may have a bladder catheter, which can be removed after a few hours. You will be able to eat and drink on the ward and if you feel pain or feel sick, let the staff know, as they will be able to give you appropriate medication. You will be given regular, as well as stronger painkiller tablets as and when you need them. Donít hesitate to ask for them, because if you are free from pain, you will be able to mobilize more quickly. Patients are usually booked for an overnight stay, however, if you feel well after the procedure, you may be discharged the same day.