Also, the pain killers, though they may be needed, sometimes cause a slow down in output, or thickening of stool. They can also make ya feel a little down too. Are you able to move around more each day? That helps to work those sore, disturbed muscles too. Are you getting any fresh air, getting outside any? A change of scenery? How have you been doing?
With the thick output, one thing that will help a lot is drinking 8-12 glasses of water a day. Also, as you wean off the medication, your output will get thinner. And be sure to eatly. I eat at least 5 times a day to maintain my weight. Small mini meals do better for my output.