Let all the pain meds leave your system. Then you can properly assess your level of pain. Now ... Is it really all that bad?
Yes. Yes, it is. I paid for my decision all day yesterday. Throbbing and creaking deep in the knee joint. Periodic cries of pain. Just don't move ... stay perfectly still ... it feels much better that way.
Medication is still required. Very much required.
So I took my Percocet again last night. Because at the end of day, having imaginary parrots sing "Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella" to you while hippos dance behind them in a whirl of rainbow colours is still preferrable to severe knee pain.
I stand behind my decision.