I was curious if I am just being a wuss here but I had an ACDF with a bone graph taken from my hip. The dr has me in a hard cervical collar that I wear all the time. My hip where they took my bone hurts by the end of the day it's rediculous. It's swollen and the pain even goes down my inner thigh and across my lower back. The rest of my back is as hard as a rock with knots. I can't stretch anything, I ask my Neuro each time I go in for something but not until 12 weeks I'm about half way right now and he says wear brace, rest, don't lift anything heavier than a pint and have family do things for me. I live alone and I can't stay in bed like dr said. What I want to know from others is when did the pain meds no longer become needed. My family has made me feel like the biggest Wuss since week one. I had a 3 level fusion and he sent me home with 5 mg Norcos after 2 days in hospital. I have PM dr that prescribes me my pain meds. My family has called me a drug addict for this and has abandoned me. I'm 31 and I would love to show them what the typical time one takes to recover from this and what kind of med is usually given? Thank You!