Thanks for the feedback all. I did quite a bit of research and it seems like a lot of upside potential with not much downside. Will give it a shot and report back for any that are interested. I did a ton of research and made some phone calls to various "sellers" and ended up going with Feals. Andy Stumpf and his podcast actually have a promo for them if any of you are interested...its just www.feals.com/clearedhot and it gave me 50% off my first order.
From my experience, pure CBD didn't do much or anything for post op pain. Where I live it is OTC and legal.
I have heard that a small amount of THC helps a lot from a few people, including a practicing phsyician who lives in an area with a LOT of cannabis availability, bot legal and illicit. My hunting buddy for example was in Cali and procured an OTC balm of 80-90% CBD I think and said it was awesome for his back. Not enough THC in it to get high/stoned whatever.
If you're free of testing concerns and you're locale allows it this might be worth considering.