How much pain is considered normal? I'm in excruciating pain. They started me on dilaudid, but it's barely helping. They are sending me home later today, but I'm nervous about it. What happens if I get home and the pain gets worse? I live an hour and a half from hospital. I just got up by myself to go to the bathroom before. I sat in the edge of the bed to try to eat, but the pain was overwhelming. I broke down sobbing like a baby. I'm thinking this was a big mistake. I definitely didn't anticipate the pain being this bad.