Hi Eric, If cool compresses are not cutting it for you, and ice doesn't seem practical (..if it is the dead of winter there, for example), you might want to ask your doctor if you can use a topical pain reliever for just around the incision, assuming your pain doesn't have an underlying cause.
Since I don't like the sedative effect of narcotics and prescription pain remedies, I used an over the counter pain patch -Tiger Balm - for a few days after some minor surgery, and it was very helpful.
Some people have gotten relief using Bio-Freeze Gel so that might work well for you. Check with your doctor first of course.
I hope you feel better soon.