post laser surgery oral infection

Today is the first day I actually sense an improvement in the condition of my rather painful laser surgery caused oral infection. One week post-surgery, I just want the pain to dissapear. Really, I shouldn't even be allowed to call it surgery, as it was a piece of skin the size of jelly bean that was removed. How it can be so painful at this point is simply beyond me. I am going to the chinese embassy tomorrow to apply for my Visa. Wish me luck. We also moved into a new office at work today. Coincidentally on the same day I told people about me leaving the company. Quitting my job has been one of the hardest decisions I've ever had to make.