Excruciating thigh pain post L4/L5 XLIF procedure - I am a 66-year-old woman and had my first surgery ever on December 10. Dr. Said that the surgery went well and I spent one night in the hospital. I was up walking that night. I’m experiencing some numbness in the left buttocks area that is gradually getting better! Back pain is alleviating also. However, two days postop, I developed this excruciating pain in my right thigh after standing and walking for about 30 seconds. Upon googling and reading these posts, this seems somewhat normal. I reached out to my doctor and he assured me that I just went through a surgical procedure and that I need time to heal. Just wondering what others experienced and if you’ve forced yourself through the pain and walked with walking sticks or whether you retreated to bed to a reclining position to alleviate the pain?? Also, how long till the pain subsided?? Did you find any relief via hot or cold compresses, massage, or drugs?? I am taking oxycodone 5–3 25 but it doesn’t seem to be helping. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.