tonray, they had me so heavily drugged in the hospital, I didn't know who i was. They gave me 3 heavy duty opiates in the first 16 hours after arriving into my regular room for recovery. Luckily, my son stayed with me and saw what a number the drugs had done to me. He told them no more. I felt like one of the poor heroin addicts that get shown on those intervention programs. I left the hospital about 36 hours after my early morning surgery. I was afraid if i stayed, the narcotics would kill me, seriously. The stuff I'm on now is mild compared to the dope they pumped me up with in the hospital. Also, I'm very careful about spacing out the the doses properly. I've been skipping the narcotic and substituting extra Strength Tylenol every other dose as well. I am hoping to be off the narcotic by Monday or Tuesday. I quit drinking almost 26 years ago, so as you may imagine, the feeling of being "loopy" from the drugs is very unpleasant for me. thanks for the best wishes man, i appreciate it.