Welcome. I'm glad you found us and took the time to post. I'm sorry to read about your chronic pain and surgery. Hopefully the surgery will reduce some of your pain.
I've read your question twice, I think I understand it. If not please correct me.
If I were in your situation I'd have the surgeon's office verify that they told you to increase the opiates hence your count is different. Let's hope the surgeon remembers your call and his instructions.
Obviously your PMP can't verify what the surgeon instructed you to do. Will you just be prescribed opiates from your PMP going forward? That's normally how they prefer to handle it.
Other members may offer different suggestions.
I hope you'll heal quickly and be experiencing less pain soon. I'm sorry to hear that you lost two family members. That's tough and sad.
Please keep in touch and let us know how you are doing. I'll look forward to hearing from you again - and certainly learning how this situation turns out.
Good Luck and Take Care,
Let's say your previous script was Norco 5mg, sig: "take one tablet q 4-6 hours for pain", and your new script reads the same, no they will not fill.
But, if your doctor writes for a different strength or dose, for instance, Norco 5mg, sig: "take 1-2 tablet q 4-6 hours for pain" or if he writes for a different medication, then the pharmacy should fill.
Explain this to your doc.
Make sure you point that out different medication or different instructions the pharmacist if they refuse to fill.