A supply of tablets will be given to you to take home.
You will be told how and when to take your tablets by the nurse. This may happen on the ward or at the discharge lounge. Continue taking them regularly at home.
You should reduce your pain tablets only when you feel ready, but probably not for the first week after discharge.
Reduce them gradually over several days, but continue to take the morning and night dose for as long as you feel it is necessary.
Wounds can take some time to heal and you can expect to feel some discomfort for up to three months after your operation.
If you require further medication you will need to contact your GP. It does you no good to be in pain.