Re: GB surgery survivors ? Are pain meds necessary afrter surgery?
You will need something a little stronger for the first 2 to 3 days at least. Try Darvocet. it is mild and you can double up on it. I have issues taking Vicodin and stronger meds as they make me sick to my stomach. If you take the Darvocet make sure you have a little something a cracker or two in you.
Also make sure you have a heating pad or a light weight hot water bottle. The first day or two you will be very tender... unable to wear underwear even... night shirts are much more comfortable. You won't want much touching your tummy.
You probably won't be able to sleep on your sides or on your stomach. So do whatever you need to make sure you can be as comfortable as possible lying on your back.