Sorry it took me so long to get back.
Thank you, one and all, for your honest advice.
Reading your responses, I pretty much got what I expected and hoped.
What am I afraid of? Since I didn't tell him right away, I'm afraid that he might see me having so many as ME being dishonest already. Really, though, I just wasn't sure whether I might truly need them.
I guess part of the reason I have them is that I've tried to not take them, even though I could have used more relief. I hum along at a pain level of 3-5 all day controlled, and since the Morphine doesn't do any better than that if I DO take extras (they put me to sleep, basically, and knowing that I wouldn't be able to drive), I've avoided them.
Next appointment I will take your (all) advice. I think I'll suggest we cut it down to 1 every 8 hours 'as needed'. That'll eat up whatever on-hand I have at about 3-5 pills a month. Unless he asks about how many, and again I'll be honest. As to what to do with 'extras', I've always taken them back to the pharmacy for destruction; not just pain meds but all meds, after seeing a news story about polluting the water supply downstream with medications by flushing them down the toilet.
Nice to know the quality of people here is what I had pretty much figured out. Thanks, everyone, for your advice.
(Edit: What is "BT pain"?)
Dogs: Koshka & Chomp
Brain Zaps: Gabitril
Diabetes: Metformin, Insulin
Pain: Avinza, Morphine IR, Methadone, Cymbalta, Lyrica