Well I was in hospital an extra day, but I'm finally home. The surgery itself went well, but the epidural wasn't placed properly so after 2 bolus injections in the recovery room they gave me a morphine pump. Still kept the epidural though as the local anaesthetic they fed through did have some pain relieving effects. Thursday night I spike a fever and after lots of tests the surgeon decided that it was most likely a blood clot in the muscle that was breaking down and I wouldn't need antibiotics. Friday they had to take the epidural down as it was leaking and the vein carrying my PCA blew. Fortunately I had another drip up for fluids so they were just able to swap it over. They also got me up - oh boy that was not funny. Sunday they took out the catheter and the PCA and the fun started with pain relief. They finally got it right with a combination of paracetomol, codeine and tramadol and sent me home today with paracetemol and codeine!! I've roughed it out today, but may be on the phone to my doctor first thing in the morning.