Well my boyfriend JUST had surgery yesterday. I believe it was a bilateral diskectomy on his lumbar region. The thing is, I am freaking out. We just got home today and I feel totally useless and horrible because he is in so much pain. He has been prescribed Oxycodone and he has been taking it since yesterday and he says that he still feels pain. Is that something that has to get into your system or does it work right away? He has a temp 100.6 and I am scared, but I know that 101 is the magic #. I have tried talking to his nursing staff when he was in the hospital and the Doc post-surgery...NOTHING. No one came to show him how to get up properly how to sit, lay down, acceptable positions to sleep in. Can he use heat or cold on his area. I am pretty much flying blind. I feel like a mother or a new born with no one to turn to. Any help will be greatly appreciated. OK I am off to cry in the bathroom so he cannot hear me.