Talk to your doctor about pain control. It sounds like you need the operation, so don't back out. I had mine out when I was 20. I am not going to lie to you, it is very painful. I would suggest that they keep you overnight for pain control, and for any nausea you may experience. Also, make sure you get a liquid pain med. I took demerol, and I believe you need something that strong. I have heard of people doing it with liquid Lortab, which is much weaker. I would not have it done with Lortab. Talk with your doctor about your concerns, and make sure they will work with you. I wish you all the best!