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02-13-2007, 02:53 PM
Ijust got home - not feeling to well. How are you dealing with finding places to sleep?.


02-13-2007, 03:10 PM
Hi Suzy

I am glad you're home, but sorry that you are feeling unwell. I found it difficult to slepp to begin with too, but believe me, it will get easier. A comfortable recliner was good for me. :)

Karen x

02-14-2007, 09:55 AM
Welcome home. It is so difficult to find a comfy position to sleep at first. Unfortunately, no one thing really worked for me. It helps to have a firm mattress like the ones they have in the hospital. If you have a recliner, it may help to try and use that for a few days. I am a side sleeper, so it sometimes helped for me to prop pillows behind me so that I was supported enough to lie on my side. It may not feel like it at first, but it really does get a little better with each passing day. :)

02-14-2007, 10:58 AM
welcome home susie....it is real difficult to sleep for a while. The aches plus the pain killers don't allow you to sleep to much! I found my bed was good & that's where I stayed for most of the time-- the first several weeks...
sitting up killed me for quite a while..so I was best in bed...I even had my dinners there for many a evening..Ly
it will get better...week by week... :)

02-14-2007, 11:39 AM
The only place I could sleep was in bed. I could not use a recliner or the couch at all whether sitting or lying down. When out of bed, I sat in our office chair or high back wooden kitchen chair with a pillow behind me.

02-14-2007, 02:43 PM
My surgery was 2 months ago- I find that my bed is the most comfortable. At night I take Ambien (a very small amount) and believe me that makes all the difference in the world. Remember it will get better-

02-14-2007, 03:19 PM
Originally I thought I would need to rent a hospital bed for sleeping, but it turns out I was able to sleep in my own bed. I never slept well in the beginning b/c I was so afraid of moving the wrong way during the night. Also, because of the nerves, etc, my back was so hypersensitive, it was uncomfortable to move much and it bothered me when my husband moved. At times, I slept in a guest room instead. I remember sleeping on my back and right side b/c one of my scars was on my left side, rib area. Trust me, sleeping will get better!

02-20-2007, 12:57 AM
Hi Susie,

Welcome home!!! I wasn't a good sleeper before or after my surgery. But after my surgery, when I found a comfortable spot, no matter where it was, I tried to sleep. I did more napping.

Sleep as much as you can whenever you can. I found that through the different stages of my recovery, whether it was sitting or lying down, places that I felt comfortable in, changed.