I am scared of the pain. My doc is giving me lots of liq hydrocodone. I am going to buy Jello, gum, clear soup and a shaved ice maker. I plan to sleep downstairs on my couch sitting up with a cooler full of cold water and ice next to me. My husband has to work on Monday so 3 days after surgery I will be on my own. NO!!! Have I got it down yet? What else should I know? Oh, ice packs around my neck. Your advice is greatly anticipated.