Question: How will I feel when I am ready for discharge?
Answer: Your postoperative recovery will depend upon your specific surgery, the type of anesthesia you received, and any medications you received for pain and/or nausea. Home readiness, rather than street fitness, is the goal after outpatient surgery. This means you are ready to be discharged home for further recuperation. It is common to feel sleepy, drowsy, or slightly nauseated for about 24 hours after a surgical procedure . It is recommended that someone be with you for the first 24 hours.