accupuncture for healing is a great idea, after the surgery. it is the reason i can walk, and climb a ladder. before accupuncture i needed a walker to go from the couch to the toilet..Why don't you suggest some acupuncture as an adjunct to the pain medicine,...with salad forks!!
But I can understand why he'd prefer to skimp on morphine. Some of it may well be a "guy thing" ("I don't need no stinking pain meds!"), but some folks simply prefer to remain mentally sharp, even if it makes them a P.I.T.A. while doing so.
i remember being a kid, and i got whacked for something, i don't remember what. i started crying, i was probably 4 maybe 5. i was wearing my cowboy hat, and my plastic vest with the plastic sherriff's star, and my cap guns. my dad took me to the mirror in the bathroom. he said "look at your face right now. you ever see john wayne look like that? cowboys don't cry!" well, i wasn't gonna look like a sissy to john wayne. i sucked it up and stopped crying. after that, anytime i ever felt like crying, i told myself cowboys don't cry.I remember as a kid, some adults would say: "little boys should be seen and not heard"...and later in life it was: "how can we have a relationship, if you don't tell me your feelings"...there's a knack to life.
i know lots of men see those articles in the media that say women want sensitive guys who can show their feelings.
bull-shit. if you want to be single, just look vulnerable in front of your spouse. women want a man who's decisive and strong. no woman wants a cry baby. not even the pink haired woke ones.