When I was on Oxy for 2-3 years, when my precious pill wore off, man I
hurt really bad.
Now I take ibuprofen
once maybe twice a day now. My pain levels are much less. My back is still messed up, but I do physical therapy, etc.
Additionally, with the Oxy beast not in control of my mind, chemically and spiritually, my thinking is much, much clearer. I have issues for sure, but we all got issues, goes with being human.