Not something that I walk around announcing to the world on a daily basis. It never occured to me when I had my surgery I would be unable to suck my thumb. It took me a few weeks to pinpoint what it was that would be bothersome as I fell asleep at night. The drugs numbed the emotional pain and attempted to take away the physical pain.
Once I stopped taking v.icodin on a regular basis, for the first time since my surgery (about 6 weeks), some of the deeper emotional bs started to creep slowly back in the need/desire to self soothe has become more of an issue.