For the first 2 days you will alternate between elevating your legs and walking around the house. You will not do housework, laundry, running errands, etc. It is very important to walk around the house every 2 hours if you are inactive you have a higher chance of developing a blood clot.
Take Ibuprofen 800 mg 3 times a day (Every 8 hours) until it is gone if prescribed, even if you think you don’t need it. Take Vicodin every 4-6 hours as needed for additional pain.
Your leg will be numb for 10 to 12 hours. Take a pain pill before the numbness wears off. You cannot drive for at least 24 hours, and longer if you are taking pain medication such as Vicodin.