This is wonderful - one surgery and laproscopially - sp? - fantastic. My Dad had headaches after surgery. He traced his back to lomotil, if I recall. Taking any meds that "slowed him down" beyond Metamucil caused him headaches. Sorry if spelling is wrong. So, he quit take the lomotil and headaches went away. I bet others will know more about this than me. No - this surgery is not fun, but as you said, it beats the alternative. I hope they do well with them as time goes on. I am so thankful my niece and nephew are having the 1 step surgery at C. Clinic. There is one more of her kids to be tested- hope he lucks out and does not have it. So hard on a mom. I hope someone can help you with the headache question.