After heart surgery in 1994, I became addicted to exercise. Really. I would not miss a day due to inclement weather. I would be out in a cold downpour walking several miles. I would get edgy and jittery if for some reason I missed a day.)
I am going to be undergoing bariatric surgery, and they want to give me pain meds.
We have an old saying....."if you feel better you'll heal better"....so getting off of pain meds "cold turkey"....whilst sounding good(in theory).....isn't really helping you recover properly...so if you want to get off OC(fair enough), you really need to find a suitable alternativeI(your surgeon/Gp should be able to help you with this)
I suggest that you go see a PAIN MANAGEMENT DOCTOR! They will be able guide you through tapering off and help you deal with any residual pain and how to deal with it.
Screw the surfing for now... It will come back in time Glad to hear you are OK, Be careful of the meds, they can be sneaky on ones head. Wishing the best for a speedy recovery. TD No Tri's but several Marathons
Plant source edibles are considerably better (read not harmful at all) for your body than Oxycontin. In truth opioids are not bad for your body as long as you have a functional liver that can break them down. The problem comes mostly from the addiction and abuse of them. However in effect plant based edibles are much less harmful have less potential to cause problems. Some people find them to be extremely helpful, some not very helpful. One thing is for sure you will have a lot more noticable effect mentally from plant based (we're both talking weed here right?) products than opiate ones. It is up to you to decide if that mental effect is positive or negative. Let me say that your mindset going into it will largely determine if you find it positive or negative. It's kind of like getting drunk the first time if you go with it you will have a positive experience, if you try and fight it you won't.