I became constipated after surgery, this was my first and my painkillers had that side affect. i had to take miralax every day for about 4 days before i had my first bowel movement 5 days after surgery. it wasnt too bad, i waited until the last minute so that there was no straining involved. overall it hurt a little, bending down to the toilet but went very smoothly.
I still had so much drugs in my system and I wasn't even experiencing pain in general the day of surgery. I had a lot of discomfort though, because of my constipation. I was also scared to poop with my huge bandage on my butt. It literally stopped right above my butt hole.