did you have open abdominal surgery or laparoscopic? The hospital I had mine in was following the advanced recover after abdominal surgery protocol. essentially no narcotics. i took 2 percocet on day one and after that was all tylenol, gabapentin, toradol combination and never needed anything further. that was for transverse suprapubic incision however and not open midline incision. I was able to stay away from narcotics and pain level stayed steady around a 3/4 out of 10. tolerable to walk the halls and get out of bed frequently. that regimen was for both my jpouch creation and takedown. never had to take narcotics when I left the hospital at all. best to stay away from them if you can and you arent miserable.