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Lilysaidwhat
06-26-2011, 09:56 PM
I don't know if anyone else has struggled to find a comfortable sleeping position, but I can only sleep on my right side or my back.

I've tried every pillow under the sun and finally found this stupid looking "side sleeper pro" pillow at Bed Bath and Beyond last week. It's really weird looking - it looks like a boomerang of foam, to be honest - but it is MAGICAL and my neck pain has disappeared.

Just throwing out an option if, like me, you have already blown about $150 on temperpedic, down, foam, etc. pillows and still struggle to sleep through the night. I'd never seen this thing and found it while shopping for candles. :)

mgs
06-27-2011, 07:15 PM
Did you find some candles, too? ;)

I am so glad to see you post again, lilysaidwhat. I have been wondering/worrying about you (I'm probably extra clicked into your posting since our surgeries were a day apart). . .When will your 1st day at back-to-work be? My 2nd daughter lives in NY, at 47th & 8th. . .I plan to visit her soon, but I admit that I'm a bit hesitant of taking on the NYC walking pace, though I know I'm being silly.

Lilysaidwhat
06-27-2011, 08:13 PM
Metro North was the issue, the walking was fine.

I work in midtown and start back the week of the 11th - a little less than 2 weeks. I'm only going in a day a week for the first month, working 2 days from home and will ramp up from there. I feel less worried after talking to my boss. Of course they've already changed bosses on me again - I only had the last boss for a week before they moved me again. Whatever, I am just glad to be employed.

Oh and more importantly, I totally found my candles!

peachrush7
06-27-2011, 09:46 PM
i use such a wimpy pillow now, I used to be unable to sleep without my memory foam pillow. Now it has to be soft, and keep my head level, not prop it up.

But this thread reminded me to mention that I have been sleeping on a memory foam MATTRESS for years, and it was the best money I ever spent. I got it from wal-mart, I think online, for a king bed and it is SOOO comfy. I don't sink in or tilt or have pressure on different parts of my back.

I highly recommend it to anyone! =) Glad you're getting some better sleep!

Jacque's Mom
06-28-2011, 10:13 AM
Hi Lilysaidwhat,
I returned to work three months after my surgery. I commute from NJ by bus. In the beginning, I felt that everyone was walking past me (and you know we commuters can move) but I gradually caught up....almost, depending on the day. I'm in mid-town as well. What was very helpful for me on the bus is I bring a pillow (the kind that has the bubbles in them and is very slinky, fits in my tote bag) and I put in behind my back as the bus seats generally aren't that comfortable, and being fused to the sacrum, I was very uncomfortable. It might be different for you since you are not fused to the sacrum. Just thought it might help your commute. Good luck! Lynn