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I am currently 4 days post procedure and I’m having a rough time with bed rest. Before the procedure I was having constant severe leg pain with no relief. Therefore, I’m used to being uncomfortable and always moving to ease the pain. According to the surgeon the herniation was taking up 75% of my spinal canal and measured about 2 inches once it was removed. He was amazed that I still had feeling and no numbness in my leg. The post op instructions were to do nothing for 6 weeks, I can’t walk or sit at a 90 degree angle for more than 30 minutes. After the procedure the pain in my leg is completely gone and I’m able to walk without limping. I absolutely want to keep it that way! My problem is I’m going completely crazy trying rest! My back is now hurting from lying down, I keep changing positions to get comfortable, so I’m worried I will damage something because I can’t keep still. Any ideas on how to make this easier?
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