I am scheduled to have spine surgery next week to replace the discs between L4, L5 & S1 with donor bone, add metal rods and screws to fuse all. I have been taking about 4 - 6 Lortab 10-500 a day for about 3 months now, and the nurse told me I should try to lessen my daily pain meds so I can better manage my pain after surgery. If I take less meds I suffer. Anyone have any advice for me? Any help will be appreciated.