The best of luck with your surgery tomorrow. Only one night in the hospital? WOW! As for the pain meds......they gave me percocet in the hospital about a week post op. I really don't think I even needed it, but the nurse kept saying to take something for my pain, but I thought..."what pain?" Anyway, I took the percocet and wow did it ever do a number on my stomach. A few hours afterwards I started vomiting and vomiting...all bile. They had to stick that nasty ng tube back down..ugh! Needless to say, I never took another percocet.
I suffer with osteoporosis and have had three back fractures. I am 65 yrs old and took prednisone for my ulcerative proctitis FAR too often and FAR too long. When the back pain reaches a point where I cannot stand it anymore, I will take one hydrocodone and that seems to take the edge off. I have a permanent ileo and it doesn't seem to affect my output.
Again, wishing you the VERY best tomorrow. I will keep you in my prayers.