Hello! I have swelling in my legs and feet 9 weeks after my Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion of L4 & L5. I wore the stockings after surgery for 6 weeks but was told I didn't need to continue wearing them. The swelling goes down at night but as soon as I get up and start my walking it comes back. I sit 2 to 3 times per day with legs elevated. The swelling makes by legs and feet so tight they look as though they will burst. I started taking Neuorotin about a month ago but stopped because after a week I read it may cause swelling. After reading the comment about drinking more water I will try that too. I am also diabetic but take my meds daily as prescribed. Still having pain in my lower back and a feeling of weakness there. Wore back brace for eight weeks and still wear it if I go outside home, wearing bone stimulator as prescribed 2 hours per day. Any suggestions to help me with this are welcomed.