Well I was in the ER from horrible pain haha. I am sure you all know what that is like at this point. It was the first I have ever heard of pilonidal anything. So I saw a surgeon today and he wants to do surgery right away. So I made an appt. for next week as I have alot going on this week. My main question that I didn't ask is. What pain medication did you recieve. I realize it is different for different surgery centers ETC. But just to give me an idea. I mean is it a go home and pop a few alieve deal? Or requiring stronger prescription pain killers? The lady at the surgeon today told me I should go in to have my wound packed for the first few days and she will show my parents how. She said take the pain medicine half hour before I come in each time. But I don't know if she meant OTC pain medicine or what. I tried to google it and came to this site. Some people said they got percocet. Honestly sounds like a little much for this. But maybe not. The only reason I am concerned is because I currently take prescription pain killers for a fractured back. And have a tolerance issue with them. And they do not work as well. So I am hoping it is just a ibuprofen deal. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!