By now, I'm sure you know you're very welcome! That's what we're here for...to help others the way we were helped!
Please don't worry about
the pain. It's very minimal...honestly, I don't even remember pain. I'm sure I had some, but really it wasn't a memorable amount. You won't even need the pain meds more than a couple of days, and then you'll be switching to liquid Motrin or Extra Strength Tylenol. The swallowing will be a bit dicey in the beginning, but even that wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be.
Don't waste another moment or night's sleep on worry about
the pain. I think everyone will attest that it's not that big a deal. The shoulder pain bothers some more than others, but walking will keep it at a minimum. As I said before, the more you walk, the less shoulder pain you will have.
Just think, you're almost on the other side! In a few days you'll be on the road to recovery!
We're with you, girl!