I have made it 4 days. My pain has been manageable. I am still taking my pain pills and muscle relaxers ever 4-5 hours. I am having some abdominal swelling today which has added to my discomfort. My bad has been hurting me from sitting so much. I am using a heating pad. I am starting to get extremely bored and a little down being stuck in my recliner all helpless. I know it will pass. I seem to be getting up and around a little easier. Most of my pain is from sore muscles and were my drains are at.