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Published: May 30, 2007
Updated: Feb. 2, 2011
You will be encouraged to begin walking as soon as you have recovered from the anesthesia.
Your diet will be advanced to two ounces of full liquids, like Boost Plus or Instant Breakfast, every hour while awake; plus one to two ounces of low- or no-calorie, non-carbonated, non-caffeinated beverage every 15 minutes as desired.
You will begin oral pain medications and be started on some of your home medications. If your pain is under control and you are drinking the liquids well, IV fluids will be stopped and the IV removed.
Depending on how you tolerate the operative procedure, and whether your surgery was done early or late in the day, you may recover satisfactorily to go home the same day as surgery.
This decision will be made after your surgeon sees you in the afternoon. If the decision is made for you to stay overnight in the hospital, you will again be evaluated the next morning and most likely be discharged before 11:00 a.m.