I have had quite a few surgeries and some i reovered from better than others. I seemed to recover from my vaginal hysterecmy fairly well i think.
I have had two breast surgies and the second one was harder to recover as fast, maybe i was laying longer period of time. I had two knee surgies, and one recovered real fast from, the other too forever and was so much more painful. the second more painful one i let them give me general anthesia, so ii didnt need an epidural,well that was wrong, The first knee surgery i had an epidural with vercet and i was still awake and could see on the screen what he was doing. And since it was an epidural i didnt wake up in excrutiang pain like the other knee. Both knees still bothet, but the one where i wasnt under a general, feels better than then one i was under.
And lastly i had an interstim planted in my scaral nerves to help my bladder, the trial surgery where i was half awake went great, recovered well from that, But the permanent stim where they had me completely out i woke up so sore my back was killing me, very painful. So i guess i have had a mixed bag of reactions.