I had brain surgery on 9/27/18 and have to say that the pain management protocol was horrible. Even when I told them certain medications didn't work, they continued to prescribe the same thing. I have a very high pain tolerance and if I say I'm in pain, I'm not kidding. I was discharged 2 days post surgery and was given 2 days worth of painkillers upon release. What a joke. I continue to have severe headaches after 6 days. My conclusion is that they don't believe you have pain or don't care. Either one is unacceptable given today's medical proof that pain (especially severe) hinders recovery.
I had brain surgery at Huntington Hospital 2 months ago and they explained the importance of pain management and encouraged me to let them know if I had any pain. I never expected not to have any but when I told USC it was an 8 on a 1 to 10 scale, they never took measures to correct the problem.
Finally, I was discharged without any real communication with a doctor. I wonder if they would treat their family members that way?
By the way, I made my concerns known, in writing on their website, while I was in the hospital and received no response even though I put my room number in my message.