i am so sorry. if thats not bad luck, i don't know what is. aren't benedryl caplets tiny tiny? where on earth could it have gotton lodged that u would have needed surgery to get it out? what did the surgeon say about where it was? i've had capsules stuck before and i take a peice of bread,roll it into a big ball and eat it kinda whole so it grabs the pill. itsa always worked so i never knew they would operate to get it out. i think irony is an understatement!!! well, i'm glad your ok.