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  • I had a seat cushion that looked like a tolet seat which took pressure off your tail bone that helped me out alot. I took it everywhere I went and sat on it. It does take time though so don't get discouraged. Fusion surgery is a major surgery.

  • I have the opposite problem...I can sit forever with no problem, however, standing for any length of time ups my pain level. Weird, huh?
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  • Kathy:

    I had TLIF about 14 months ago. My doctor told me as little sitting as possible the first 6 weeks. He said it would cause pressure on the spine resulting in pain. It does get better, but not for several months. Recovery is very gradual with this type of surgery.

  • for any lenght of time but it is how I feel when I get up. So what I do is sit for 30 up to 45 minutes then get up go for a walk etc before sitting again.
    As Kin said I ususlly sit in a computer chair or a softer dining chair with arms. I find the sofa chair not too good as it is too low and puts my hips ar a bad angle.

    but movie chairs are quite comfy. I agree.
    Blessings Sara O:)
  • I had my surgery in April and still have problems sitting so when I am in meetings I stand behind my chair every 15 minutes and at home I sit back in my recliner. My manager had a desk installed at my cube that raises and lowers so every 15 minutes I raise it and stand until I am ready to sit again and then I lower it.
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