Dunny, I'm sure you know this and I am so sorry to probably be preaching to the choir here, but just be cautious with the Vicodin. It definitely can work wonders for the pain but that constipating effect sometimes can't be ignored, especially if you're having difficulty passing the BMs. And watch that temp! The Vicodin probably also has some acetominophen in it, which is a fever-reducer, so it can mask an elevating temp.
Please let us know how you're holding up!