What can I do after the anaesthetic?

A general anaesthetic will make you feel drowsy and affect your reaction time and judgement for the first 24 hours.

  • Do not drive.
  • Do not operate machinery.
  • Do not do any cooking
  • Do not sign legal documents or make important decisions.
  • Do not drink alcohol.
If you are booked for day surgery, a responsible adult should take you home and stay with you for the first night. If this is not possible, discuss with your surgeon and arrange to stay in hospital overnight.