Quoting *Pincushion Momma*:" The spinal wasn't that bad...I was more freaked out about it hurting and then it didn't hurt at all. ... [snip!] ... is the best thing you can do for yourself is to be up walking and moving, makes recovery easier on you Good luck momma "
Definitely, the more you move around and such the easier it is on you. BUT...make sure that when you do get up, you get up slowly and carefully. My son scared me the second night in the hospital and I jumped up out of bed so fast...I was regretting that for quite a while afterwards.