I think misslady is banned for some reason.
For me my doc perscribed tylenol 3 w/codine (which was practically useless) and vicodin both in tablet form for pain. It was extremely painful to swallow that first afternoon and my wife called the doc back and asked if he could give me anything stronger. He just told her to have me double my doseage of vicodin and forget the t3. So after that I took 2 vicodin pills every three-four hours around the clock for almost a week. Really helped with the pain of swallowing and felt pretty darn good. It was like having a few beers and maybe a few shots without all the bad feelings of being drunk/buzzed. I think I liked it a little too much, I can see how people get addicted to vicodin so easily. And it didn't make me too sleepy either, I was just in a happy fog for a week and just relaxed and watched tv or surfed the net. But after 5-7 days I quit the vicodin and just took a few of the t3 when I went to bed. I almost hate to say it but the week after my surgery was pretty enjoyable for me, maybe I took too much vicodin or just wasn't used to not working for that long. It still hurt a bit when I swallowed, so I just ate chicked broth and had a bowl of blended ice that I would alternate spoons of. And a lot of jello.
It's not half as bad as I expected, I would definately do it again. I think the worst part was the preop when they put in your iv and you have to lie there for 30 min before going into the operating room. The first day or two were the worst for me, and by the seventh day I was practically ready to go back to work but stayed off for two weeks
Have you been to HI before? I lived there from 96-98, great place!