Oh man, just the thought makes me hurt. I have no experience personally, and we are waiting for my boyfriends surgery, but I imagine it is going to take a long time. Play it safe! Don’t push it, especially not if you are on pain killers. Don’t experiment on yourself. One thing I suggest to help the healing process is called MSM. I’ve done a lot of research trying to find the best supplements to assist in the healing process, and this seems to be a golden ticket. It has been totally proven to work wonders for the urinary tract too. One study showed it can reduce scaring up to 87%, and that is a big deal when scar tissue is what we DON’T want. They give it to race horses after races to speed up healing. Just be careful not to take too much because it is a detoxifier and detoxing can cause headaches and that blah feeling. Drink water if that happens, you want the toxins out. It also gives a boost of energy and eases pain. I really hope this helps. I was meaning to make a post about this exclusively, and I think I should type one up.