McCool , sorry about that injury . You know I can relate . I still got more scrap value than you .........
Get well soon brother and if you need pain pills , take them ! I tortured myself quitting them things against doctors advice . Be smart . If the doc says you need them , take them ! Don't be be foolish like I was . I suffered many days being stupid and stubborn and I didn't have to .
If I where have to go through that again , I WOULD TAKE THE PILLS ! What I did was stupid ! Yeah , I quit the pills way early and paid for it with sleepless nights and painful days , STUPID AND STUBBORN . I WON't do that again !
Only you know what you feel McCoolest , nobody else can know that so you do what you need to do . You and your doctor , that's what you do , stay functional even if it means pills for a while . I'm not proud of what I did , it was stupid !
The old saying goes ,"Walk a mile in my shoes" ! Get well my good friend and don't listen to anybody but your body and yourself and your Doctor !