Hi everyone. I just had my surgery five days ago and was released from the hospital two days ago. So far I have lost eleven pounds. I started at 284 and I now weigh in at 273. That's the good news. The bad news is that I am in a great deal of pain. I was in a great deal of pain while I was recuperating in the hospital. I was told that was normal. I have been prescribed hydromorphone 2 mg every 3-4 hours but it is not covering the pain. Is it normal to be in so much pain? Thank you.