Just a question. I see so many people talking about post op pain control. I have been taking pain meds since March, so I know that I have developed a tolerance for them. Currently, I am taking 1 to 1 1/2 Percocet 10mg every 4-6 hours, usually every 4 hours.
Is this alot? Will this be enough to make pain control difficult? I talked to my pre op nurse today and she said to make sure to ask my surgeon to order a pain medicine pump. I called the surgeon and they said their PA would be there the morning of surgery, and to ask them, shouldn't be a problem.
These posts about horror stories re: pain control post surgery, I am starting to get freaked out. I am not wimpy, but don't have a really high tolerance for pain.
My surgery is Wed, and I would appreciate someone with experience to answer about those meds, if that is alot, etc.
Also, I have Crohn's disease, and I am not allowed to take any anti inflammatory drugs, aspirin, etc. If I want to be completely off narcotic pain meds asap, what would be a med that I could take? Just needing some input.