What should I expect after an appendicectomy?
After the operation, it is important to follow your doctor�s instructions. Although many
people feel better in just a few days, remember that your body needs time to heal.
For the first day or so after surgery, you may not be given anything to eat or drink.
Then you will be allowed to have small amounts of water, later clear liquids, and
finally some solid food until you are able to handle a regular diet.
You are encouraged to be out of bed the day after surgery and to walk. This will help
diminish the risk of blood clots in your legs and of soreness in your muscles.