@Majic..Thank you for your input. The whole pending experience is frightening! I use these pain patches called Salonpaas because I need to be careful about NSAIDS with my kidneys. After reading everyone's input I am somewhat concerned about how I am going to manage pain after surgery. I am not using the patches now because my surgery is July 28... and I am really hurting. I never realized just how much those little patches help. How are doing after your first TNR? I would really appreciate your input.