First let me confess that I've been "lurking" for several momths.....Second I have a question about the pain. I know it's different for everyone, but here goes....is the pain so bad that pain meds are needed OR is it the day after day after day of unrelenting pain that requires meds to take the edge off? Hope that makes sense. Just looking for a little feedback. Thanks to everyone for helping me even though I was lurking.