I had surgery on Sept 15, spinal fusion and laminectomy at level L4-L5. I have one incision on my right abdomen where the graft was inserted, and two small incisions on my posterior back from the laminectomy-screw insertion. I was sent home on Wednesday September 16 and was taking 2 percocet tablets every 4 hours. I have weaned myself down to taking one percocet every 6 hours or so. I don't want to hurt, but I also don't want to get addicted to pain medication. How much medication should I be taking at this point? My surgeon is no help, he just says everyone is different and that I should stay comfortable. Any words of wisdom? Thank you.
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