And am scared to death. What does it feel like when you wake up from surgery? When you get home that night? Basically, I just don't know what to expect and would like some insight. The only 2 operations I have had were minor and I wasn't in pain when I woke up, that came later. Is this the same? How long for recovery? My doctor says you can easily return to work in 5 days however I am going to wait untill 11 days after, at least. Any information would be very much appreciated.