Sammies, I had a liver biopsy in '93 and my experience was the same as Pink Grandma's. I had to get there before 7 AM, NPO from midnight the night before. I got no med prior to the bx except for numbing of the skin. I did get Demerol afterwards. I was in a private room in a 23-hour stay, on my right side, until 4 PM when my then-husband came and drove me home. I could sit up for the short drive. I talked on the phone some in the hospital, may have watched a little TV, but I surely wouldn't have wanted to read or been able to because of the sedation. I took the following day off from work as I was still hurting, but after that I was fine.
Hope this helps.
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