I had surgery on monday and was just wondering if its okay to sleep on my belly or will i push everything around I have no cuts on my belly I know this is a silly question does anyone know the answer??
Not a silly question at all! Just silly answers! LOL!
I found it very uncomfortable to sleep or lie on my belly. I don't have an incision on my belly either, but I sure could feel it when I tried! I haven't heard anything about if it is allowed or not. Just go by what is comfortable for you. I am 4 1/2 wks post-op & I am just getting comfy to sleep or lie on my tummy at the beach.
I think you should sleep however you can manage to. Especially if you were a tummy sleeper before surgery.
I have no cuts on my belly and I've been lying on my front to avoid staying in one position too long, but I am a definite back sleeper.
Yes, I slept on my tummy the 3 weeks out due to being uncomfortable but it feels much better with an pillow. I have the incision going across and on my sides it's very hard to sleep at night. Ice pack seems to help the relief.
I didn't see which approach was used during your surgery, but I had mine done by the daVinci (5 small incisions) on a Tuesday and on Saturday night I rolled over on my stomach. That was a HUGE mistake! It hurt so much, especially on one of the incisions and it is still more tender than the other ones. So, I would answer with a great big no, don't do it! I am really looking forward to being able to sleep on my stomach, too.
Your questions is a very good one . . . I am a side sleeper and I remember thinking the same thing. I slept on my back at first, because I wasn't sure if sleeping on my side would cause anything to move inside, but after a few days, I was back to sleeping on my side.
It took me a couple of weeks, but I am back to sleeping on my stomach. I started on my side with a pillow tucked around me. That helped really helped. I know that I go from back to side to stomach and back again.