Hi, nice to meet you!
I am glad you have responded so well to the surgery! Sounds like you really have experienced what I am currently going through. I've had 2 other major surgeries over the last 2 years on my spine. One was VERY painful and a long recovery and then one day, just like that, it was gone. Given my experience with those surgeries and others, I should have asked about the usual after surgery recovery and pain, etc. Oh well, it isn't anything I can't life with.
Actually, I do take the Tylenol Arthritis, which is very helpful. However, on those horrific days when nothing helps, I do take a pain pill. I try to take them only at night, however. I often roll over in my sleep and wake myself up in pain. At that point, it is hard to fall back to sleep.
Believe me, I know the pain will go away!
I'm so happy that the surgery has worked for you. If my lymph nodes are clears, I shouldn't need any other treatments. Regular check ups should be the only thing, along was CAT scans.