I wanted to pop in and see if anyone on here has had weight loss surgery and has had to still use their pain meds. I know I will be given dilaudid after my surgery via the IV and given liquid pain meds when I go home. Right now I am on the last 2 of my norco 10/325s. I rarely see my spine surgeon anymore since the second fusion. The last 3 times I saw him it was for a flare. I rarely have flares anymore but boy am I having one right now. After my surgery I will no longer be able to take NSAIDs. What is left? Narcotics and muscle relaxants! I don't even know how to approach this with him. I know that even if I lose 100 lbs, I am still going to be in hell with my back, because my Stenosis and DDD are hereditary.