Many patients after any type of surgery will describe having nausea and sometimes experience vomiting in the recovery room or experience this for several days after surgery.
A combination of pain medication and anesthesia triggers much of this sensation of nausea leading to vomiting. This article below is a great summary for you in learning how best to prevent and treat postoperative nausea and vomiting.
Ever wanted to know what a medical/surgical word means? The ending of the word can clarify exactly what surgeons do. See this image below.
"Cholecystectomy": cutting out the gallbladder
"Colostomy": opening up the colon (bringing it out of the skin)
"Enterotomy": cutting into the small intestine
Interesting article recommended by the American College of Surgeons regarding boosting your immune system and preparing yourself before surgery
Interesting and Informative article published 2 days ago regarding "Getting in Shape" for your surgery.
It helps to exercise and eat healthy before your big day!
I had the opportunity to spend time discussing with high school students at Manchester West High School about the health field including my path towards becoming a physician and surgeon.
This is a good general and comprehensive article on preparing you for your surgery.