It's very hard when u are a chronic pain patient and have an issue that is not under control and need the meds, despite wanting to get off.
I think it's good that he saw that you are trying to look out for yourself.
Let your b/f keep controling yet meds do u don't get into a bad cycle.once you get the jaw under control, we will be here to help u and so will your doctor it seems. who knows how bad your pain would be without the meds, and then the stress it would put on your body.
I hope your surgery happens fast (the sooner it's over with the sooner you can get off the meds), but there WILL be a time when you can and will get off the meds safely and when medically it's best.
We are all still here for you if you need to post about anything!
Best of luck! You will be on the mend soon!!