I agree with Cricket... don't try to be a 'hero' about the pain and suffer needlessly. Good pain management is just SO important! Here is a thread discussing pain and packing changes that may be of interest: http://www.pilonidal.org/forums/showthread.php?t=11347 I think the consensus on that thread was that pain with packing drops off significantly at around day 10. There were also lots of tips on how to make it less so. Hopefully you will be able to get a script filled today. Continue to chase them up if you don't hear back. All the best, Mumto2.