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"He said to me, 'We will have you out of theatre with a patient controlled analgesia, because we don't think that, in no uncertain terms, will we be able to manage your pain. You need to have control of your post op pain.' And I could have hooked, kissed and held on for so long because he acknowledged it. He acknowledged that the only person that knows the pain is the patient. "