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Mike it is normal to have some leg pain after surgery because they move around the nerves during surgery. Just be sure to keep ontop of those pain meds around the clock so the pain does not get ahead of you because it will take twice as much to bring the pain levels back down. If you pain meds are not covering your leg pain, I would call your doctor and let them know. They can prescribe some nerve medicines such as neurotin or lyrica or topomax or cymbalta to help with the pain.

I assume your surgeon knows that you are traveling so soon after surgery. My recommendations would be to stop every 20 minutes or so to stretch your legs. I know it will take you a long time to do the trip but if you do it all at once, you are going to be a hurting puppy. Also hopefully you are not the driver so you can recline in your seat or lay down in the back seat proped up on pillows.

Yes, you can lie on your side; however, you might want to use a pillow in between the legs to take some pressure off the legs and back.

YOu might also consider using a trash bag under your hips to help you slide easier in bed when turning from side to side. Did anyone show you how to get out of bed using the log roll?

Lastly, don't feel bad for asking alot of questions that is what this board is for to support you during a time of need. Take care and I am praying for you.