I am six weeks after LLL lobectomy VATS, and I am surprised at how much pain I still have. I have tried just using ibuprofen but find I still need oxycontin and/or vicodin for mid left back pain and a weird "nerve" pain on my upper left abdomen tummy area. WHEN can I expect the pain to lessen? I want to enjoy life, drive, and do normal things again. I know, sounds like a pity party.... :-) Thanks!