You betcher a$$ they give you pain meds in the hospital!! :-) They won't let you writhe in agony - don't worry!! A patient's experience of extreme pain hampers a smooth recovery, it said in one of my booklets. They are constantly asking you what your pain levels are and will come to give you more meds as necessary. Never once did I feel like they wouldn't give me something for the pain.
They sent me home from the Ottawa Civic with a prescription for dilaudid (derivation of morphine) and children's liquid tylenol. The tylenol was what worked best, believe it or not.
I would say while you're in hospital you'll be a LITTLE out of it and maybe for the first couple days when you get home but not nearly bad enough so that you won't know what's going on.
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