Proper Sleeping Position

5 on July 13, 2018

This matter might not be that important, but I think it will be when we don’t have enough sleep at night due to the pain and irritation we have after surgery. To me, the most comfortable position is lying on my right side with a soft pillow supporting my belly.

My doctor also told me to always wear a binder around the waist so that the loose skin and the wound will stay in a tight position. It will be uncomfortable for the first few days, but we will get used to it.

 
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1 on July 13, 2018

Yes, it’s definitely uncomfortable, but you do get used to it.  It’s important to take good care of the surgery wound, so try to stick with the binder, even though it wont be pleasant at first.  

I always try to do something relaxing, like reading a book, before I sleep.  This helps my mind wind down so I can get to sleep easier.  That might help, too, if you don’t already do that. 

on July 18, 2018

I might be the exception to the rule here because my mind becomes active whenever I read a book. A warm tea will help me relax and that will help me go to sleep.

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0 on July 13, 2018

My problem is that I cannot sleep well if I did not do a rigorous activity during the day. I may face this problem after the surgery. I also wear loose clothing when I sleep so I need to get used to a binder even before the surgery so the transition won’t be that hard.

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1 on July 19, 2018

I didn’t use the binder after I talked to my doctor because we felt that it would get in the way. I agreed to be mindful of my wound. With this amount of pain, it’s true that my movement is very limited.

Lying on my right side is my most comfortable position. I sit on the edge of the bed then slowly put my body down. It still hurts, but I can deal with it.

Do any of you use a recliner?

on July 24, 2018

I wish I had those recliner beds in the hospital. We don’t have one so we used the stack pillows to support my back when I’m sitting on the bed.

I hope you don’t mind, but how do you handle the loose skin without using a binder?

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