Re: I'm off... hopefully for good this time.
Seems like average for the worst is about 3-4 days and it gets better after that, so you're halfway home. You should be proud of your achievement! You might want to look for some of Reachout's posts - she has some really good experience and advice for the next steps in recovery.
I think many of us related to your experience - having to carry the pills around, making sure you can get water, scheduling things around your doses. I remember traveling to the east and seriously worrying that my meds, though legally prescribed by my doctor, could be confiscated by the customs officials, or worst case could be considered illegal in that country (luckily, they did not check). Frankly, I'd rather be in pain that have to deal with this anymore!
Keep up the great work, and know we're rooting for you!