i agree about surgery... that's why i haven't done it...
i think you HAVE to get honest, if you don't want to get off the pills completely (or can
cause of your pain.) there's no shame in this... at all!
if your husband is a loving man, i think you can
simply say "look, i think my tolerance is going up, and i've read so much about pill addiction that i want to be
you give me what i need every day for a little while, just to be
sure i am not getting addicted?