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Sleep recommendations after L3-4 fusion

OK, I'm biting the bullet and having L3-4 fusion 11/11. The pickle is when I come home. The bedroom is on the second floor and (14 steps) I'm told that steps should be avoided for a while. My choices downstairs are a recliner in which I can sleep well, a couch, or the floor.

I think I read somewhere that recliners aren't that cool. We are going to look at renting a bed possibly (and putting it in the living room) Oh rap, I just realized my clothes will be on the second floor too.

Oh well, thoughts/experiences on where and how to sleep?

Any tips for the "log roll" to sit up and lay down? Sitting at my home computer?

Score: 2 brain surgeries for aneurysms, 3 strokes, 4 seizures and a bunch of TIAs. Time for a new hobby


  • Did the doctor say stairs were to be avoided, or have you just read that? I know back in 1989 (yes, I know... a long time ago and things have changed) I was 9 and I was having my first spine surgery and everyone told my parents that I wouldn't/shouldn't do stairs.... so they spent money on remodeling the house and guess what? The day I left the hospital my surgeon asked if we had stairs and when my mom said yes he said I should be climbing them every day....lol. All of my other surgeries I was encouraged to use the stairs as well, and was "trained" on how to do it with PT.... I'd just double check. If the surgeon said no stairs, then he/she might also have some thoughts on beds as well. And as far as log rolling, don't worry... the hospital PT will have you well trained before you go home. Best of luck to you.
    33yo mom of two. My surgical history...preadolescence scoliosis, kyphosis, and a hot mess.... 5 spine surgeries and lots of items added I wasn't born with (titanium, peek, surgical steel). Guess cremation is out. TSA loves me.
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