I had to check into the hospital here in boston last night. The long and short and disgusting of it is, after some help from a nurse, I have birth to a 7 pound alien at 2 AM EST.
It turns out that anesthesia & especially percocet, can totally shut down your intestines. Apparently, (I have now learned since having spoken with quite a few people and doctors about it), this happens quite a lot.
Given this, you might think that - to save money and time at the very least - doctors and nurses might warn you about this, perhaps even give you some fiber (instead of pepsi?) when you get out of the operating room.
They might even prescribe any one of numerous compounds which counter these effects of the painkillers.
Of course, I called the surgeon earlier in the evening and he was quite the opposite of helpful.
If any of you are anticipating surgery, I thought my story might be of help.
Now that I think of it, I believe KSman warned me about percocet side effects.
Perhaps the moral of the story is, listen to KSman.