I went in early Monday to have L5/S1 fused. The n-surg did 2 2-3 inch cuts in my back. Took out the facet there and used it as a bone graft into a cage and put rods and screws in. The first day was a complete blur - no idea what really happened that day. They tried to transition me to oral meds immediately which I think is a bad idea. I was taking high doses of percocet on an empty stomach and ended up with a lot of vomiting. That night I didn't get much pain control because they shut me off from the oral meds since I was sick. The nurses did not help me and I had to get up on my own every 1.5 hours to use the bathroom by myself. I had to ask for pain meds and basically keep track of the timing on my own and get crap from the nurses about taking too much. It was miserable. I knew then that I had to head home if I was going to get any care at all, so I went home by noon the day after the surgery. Getting in and out of chairs and beds is terrible. Can only sleep for about 1 hour at a time. Walking is tolerable but then I get tired. Ice has been my friend. Was it this hard for everyone 2 days out? Ugghh... just hate all this pain and need to get some support from someone who has been here.