So I finally had my L5-S1 spinal fusion surgery,which they called a TLIF. And omg no one can prepare you for that at all..The pain was/is nothing like I have ever experienced before and that is saying a lot being I have 4 kids...lol For the most part everything went alright.I was in the hospital for 3 days and I had to push myself to do that. I got out on new year's eve to say the least, though the doctor wanted me to stay for another 3 days or so..But i pretty much begged him to let me out then..but so far so good...I know most everyone on here knows that I this auto-immune disease RSD in my left leg which I admit does hold me back a lot. Actually more then i had originally thought. In which was the reason the doc wanted me to stay longer in the hospital. The surgery itself went fine and i had an x-ray done the 2nd day I was there and everything was where it should be. I am taking my pain meds faithfully i will admit..The script says 2 every 4 hrs so instead i take 1 pill every 2 hrs and it stays a constant thing and either way it works out the same. I do hate the log rolling in and out of bed though...I pace my house, b/c it is way to cold to go outside, for about 15 to 20 minutes every couple of hours and that is all i can take. My left leg gives out. The one problem that i have is i don't sleep all that well..and i sleep in a reg bed and it is a pillow top mattress and for the most part comfy. But i can't lay on the left to long or the left leg starts to hurt and throb and that goes for the same on the right one too...So any suggestions on how to help me out with this problem? And I'm so uncomfortable and then sometimes even cranky...lol And when does it start getting better? Because oh man this hurts and I have a long recovery ahead..I just need some sleep idea's. And I always sleep with a pillow between my legs. Anything at the moment would be helpful. Thanks..