Q | after the operation
A | Once your operation is over, you will be woken and taken to the recovery suite to be monitored by the staff there before being moved back to the ward. 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. The dressing is a very loose gauze with tape that may fall off soon after your return to the ward.