On the day of your nasal polyp removal surgery, you typically can leave the surgery center an hour or two after the procedure. You will be tired and have some bloody oozing from your nose that typically slows within a day or two but can last more than a week. Average recovery time is about 2 weeks before you feel pretty normal again
In general, there is not much pain after your operation. It will feel like one of the worst colds of your life because of the congestion and clots inside your nose. You will feel some discomfort but there are medications to manage the pain and keep you as comfortable as possible. Some people are actually able to breathe better immediately following the nasal polyp removal
Fatigue is normal for a couple of days or weeks following the surgery. Nausea can occur due to the effects of anesthesia, from nasal discomfort, and from post-nasal drip after waking up from the surgery. The most difficult part has been completed, now it is time to relax and recover.