Oh dear. OK, I am not worried about you because you are smart and I am sure you can advocate for yourself. When it's time to sign the permissions make sure it has the correct length on the CC. If not, write it in there yourself and be sure to remind the surgeon as well as anyone else who will listen! You have every right to insist on what you want! I hate what they told you about pain meds. Make sure they know you are going to insist on adequate postop pain control. The DS is not wart removal or a splinter. Boneheads. It is true that patients recover better and faster with adequate pain control. Best of luck! And you are brave! I am sure it's not easy after what happened to your brother.