I am very glad to hear the Lyrica is helping you, however, self medicating is the the very best way to tick a dr off and get booted out the door. That gets written down in your chart and that makes a paprer trail and then you run into the possibility of no dr seeing you.
You and your friend are both doing something illegal with the Percocets. I am not saying you are not in pain, don't get me wrong. But, its this very activity that has made it nearly impossible for people with chronic pain to get a dr to rx them any medication for pain. If you have done much reading on this board you know this is a big problem and its getting worse each day. Drs are becoming so paranoid when it comes to pain medications.
I encourage you to make an appt and go in and see the dr. If you tell the dr about the illegal percocet you most likely will get kicked out the door. If I remember correctly you were cut off Vicodin, why? Did yo ask your dr why you were cut off the Vicodin.
You are to be commended for your wanting to work, but getting medication illegally to be able to work will not last forever. Someone is going to get caught up here and its not going to be nice.