Despite staying home relaxing today, that left-sided pain has returned and is quickly becoming more and more intense. So, I called and spoke with the NP at my surgeon's office. She said that it's not uncommon to have some inflammation set in, which causes increased pain. She said she felt I'd benefit from a steroid taper, so she is calling a Medrol pack into the pharmacy. I hope it works quickly! I'm glad I called instead of trying to tough it out on my own.