As a patient who received platelet gel during a hysterectomy, I can honestly say that, after I left the hospital, I did not even fill my prescription for pain medication.  I might have taken two over the counter Advil when I came home.  I had virtually no bleeding, either.  With the obvious remarkable job of a skilled surgeon and the application and use of the platelet gel, also by skilled hands, my recovery was uneventful and short.  If given the choice, I would definitely ask for platelet gel with any future surgeries.