I think that I’ve been pretty lucky in the 24 hours since surgery for the low levels of pain I’ve experienced. Lets call it strong discomfort.
And you know what helps with that besides narcotic pain medicine? Laughter! Although in theory it hurts to laugh, once I’ve finished laughing I don’t feel the pain/discomfort nearly as much.
Besides, when I’m laughing I’m not focused on myself which is always a good thing.