I had the surgery on 12/23 and was discharged Christmas day. Most of the post op pain is in abdomen and certainly movements feel like a knife to the spine, everything else seems to be ok except for my left leg. While I'm lying in bed or sitting in a chair and try to raise my left leg I can only raise it 2 or 3 inches and can feel it pulling on my spine, and my left foot likes to swell up. Has anyone else had this happen? Will it get better after awhile? My post op follow up with my Dr isnt until Jan. 5th so I might call this week and let him know whats happening in case its something thst needs immediate attention. BTW:My right leg is totally fine.