I am now post-op almost 5 days and want to taper off these meds. I was on hydrocodone and valium for almost 5 weeks while they were trying to figure out some blood issues. Post operation they have me on oxycodone and valium. What are others experience with getting off the stuff? I think the only significant pain I have at this point is from the manipulation they did to my shoulder during surgery and it seems to be improving. I don't wanna be a Rush Limbaugh!