5 days and counting...the questions keep mounting...

1. My surgeon is having me use a bone growth stimulator that I will wear for 2 hours a day during recovery? What is it like? All external without internal parts? How does it work?

2. My surgeons PA said no IV pain meds during recovery. Does this seem right? This scares me. I can’t imagine coming out of 2 major surgeries without AT LEAST a day or 2 of IV pain meds. Thoughts?