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3 days post op and sleep pattern is crazy! 3 days post op and sleep pattern is crazy!

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Unread 06-04-2004, 01:04 PM
3 days post op and sleep pattern is crazy!

Since the day of my surgery, June 1st, I have woke up every hour on the hour at night. I go back to sleep, but it's so weird. On the second night I had to urinate each time also since I'm being very good and drinking lots of water. Last night at home, I continued to wake up every hour, "peed" and went back to sleep. I've taken 2 hour naps during the day ( two yesterday and one so far today), I guess to get the deep sleep my body needs. I feel wonderful otherwise. My pain medication is Hydroco/apap substituted for Lortab. Is this normal? I feel like a baby with my nights and days mixed up! Any suggestions?

JuneE
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TAH with repairs 2004-01-04
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Unread 06-04-2004, 01:18 PM
3 days post op and sleep pattern is crazy!

yes, unfortunately having messed up sleep patterns is pretty normal after surgery. ... try not to stress about it and just go with the flow, sleep when you feel you can.

I have found after various surgeries that if I stay in bed I don't get back to sleep - if I go in another room and read for a bit, I unwind and fall asleep.

hang in there, it will get sorted out!
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Unread 06-04-2004, 01:22 PM
3 days post op and sleep pattern is crazy!

I had the same problems you did. For me, it took about a week or so for the pattern to correct itself. Don't worry!!!

Sleep all you want during the day, its GOOD for you!!!!!

Please let us know how you are doing!!!
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Unread 06-04-2004, 01:32 PM
3 days post op and sleep pattern is crazy!

Hello... I know exactly what you are talking about. I am 18 days post op and I couldn't sleep at night either. I had a TAH w/ bladder repair and all the meds do affect you. I called my dr. last week and he told me to take some tylenol pm at night. I did just that and it has helped SO MUCH. I still take little cat naps during the day but my nights are much more normal now. You might check with your dr. about that for you. He said that our brains are going faster than our bodies are right now.
Good luck to you and "hopefully" sweet dreams!
CAP
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Unread 06-05-2004, 12:09 AM
3 days post op and sleep pattern is crazy!

Yes, I have had problems with this too--also with my past surgeries. This time I asked my doc for an Rx for a sleeping med. He prescribed Sonata for me--it is very gentle and helping me a lot just to keep my sleeping pattern a little more normal. After my last surgery, my insomnia caused so many problems, especially when I was trying to go back to work. Hope you're doing better soon.

BunnyLover
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Unread 06-05-2004, 01:08 AM
crazy sleep and other post-op stuff

Hey there JunE! I had surgery the same day as you--June 1, and I'm now home. These darn staples are driving me crazy--to be taken out next Friday.Anyway, I know what you mean about sleep because I'm writing you at 2 a.m.! Hope otherwise you are fine. My problem is in the constipation department but I read some hints on the site and plan to drink some milk of magnesia immediately. Also, to you and others, thanks for your prayers and support for my TAH (I'm confused though, I kept my cervix, is this still a TAH?) Turns out there were many reasons for my pain and bleeding: benign tumor on the left ovary (never detected), large uterine fibroid (never detected despite 3 D&Cs and ultrasound), and lots and lots of adhesions from my c-section 17 years ago. So....I feel plenty justified in having my TAH and I'm glad it's all behind me! Gotta go find that milk of magnesia.....
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Unread 06-05-2004, 01:40 AM
3 days post op and sleep pattern is crazy!

Me Too! Me Too!
Three weeks post op this past Thursday and can't seem to get the sleep patterns down correctly!

You know, I was thinking about this the other night...who decided we sleep at night and are awake during the day? And why do we all stick by that like little soldiers? I mean we waivered off the course with breakfast, lunch and dinner! We even have "Brunch" now!
So we are just being pioneers. Of course it doesn't fit into everyone else's schedule so it will be difficult. Like getting a DR appt at 2 am.....hmmmm.....

OK,ok I give up. I can't sleep that's all there is too it! At least I had the forsight to freeze a Chai chiller earlier today! Yum.

Tylenol PM is the sleep aid of chioce it seems. I had a thread going a few days ago about this.
Good Luck,
Bliss and Blessings,
Ellen
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Unread 06-05-2004, 03:17 AM
3 days post op and sleep pattern is crazy!

It's 4:14 am I woke after sleeping from about 10:30pm. Dang paper deliverer needs a muffler!
But Yes after surgery sleep is very disrupted. We have so many new chemicals and discomforts (slight or not) interupting our brain patters. Not to mention all the rest we are getting compared to what we were doing while anemic without rest anytime during the day. It gets better..Just sleep when you can we have at least 6 weeks to indulge
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