So i was advised that in order to get the max benefit of pain control in the hospital, I should decrease my pain meds 48 hrs before surgery. The fear of not having my pain controlled after my fusion Thursday scares the hell out of me! But, my pain is pretty bad right now. I cannot imagine what I am going to feel like by tomorrow night! Although it is a good "reminder" why I am in fact having the surgery.
Has anyone else tapered their pain meds down to get the max pain control in the hospital?
DDD 2 level ALIF L3-L5 in 2007. 4/11/13 posterior fusion w/decompression on L5-S1.