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Sitting Up or Laying Down? Sitting Up or Laying Down?

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Unread 12-07-2007, 08:23 PM
Sitting Up or Laying Down?

I just can't get comfy! Laying down is best, but my body starts to ache after so many hours (even when I get up to walk). Sitting is OK, but then my neck starts to ache (plus it increases my belly pain).

What are the rest of you doing to stay comfy when resting?
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Unread 12-07-2007, 08:44 PM
Sitting Up or Laying Down?


I soooo know how you feel. When I came home from the hospital after my surgery I couldn't get comfortable no matter what position I tried. Our recliner was ok, but I just swelled up the more I sat in that. Laying in bed was good for a bit too. I really don't think one position is better than another. It just is really up to you and where you find that level of comfort.

Now, I am over a month post op and I still have problems getting comfortable. I think it really has to do with the vaginal cuff I have. So for now, I am sitting on pillows and blankets for extra cushion.

I am just so very happy to have this surgery done and over with. It is such a relief for me.

Blessings to you.
Unread 12-07-2007, 10:54 PM
Sitting Up or Laying Down?

I found that if I placed (2) european style pillows (very large and square) behind my back and one under my knees, I could sit in bed. I have a small bedroom chair that is low and it was helpful for sitting during the day.

I don't know about anyone else out there, but I never left my bedroom. My living room furniture was way too uncomfortable and I couldn't sit in my dining room chairs for dinner.

I bought new bed linens, a couple extra pillows and a throw prior to my surgery. I made sure that I had the most comfortable "stuff" around me and a small step stool helped me to get in and out of bed with ease.

TAH/BSO 10/5/07
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Unread 12-08-2007, 01:11 AM
Sitting Up or Laying Down?

Sitting up, lying down, walking, curled in a ball... it never really matters for me, I totally know where you are all at. I would just get comfy in whatever position I was going for and a few minutes later something would start to ache. Never failed. I even found that I had serious problems with my toilet seat it was so far down and hurt so bad to sit on. Had to rent one of those contraptions that sit over it!! All I can say is I think it's a time thing. I'm 5 weeks post op and can stay in these positions longer without the discomfort. And have even found new positions that my body will let me do that I couldn't say a couple weeks ago. Gave back the rented potty seat by week 3. I really believe every day gets a bit better though it may not feel like it.

Like Summer1234 I never left my bedroom. From my bed to my big chair to the ensuite bathroom. That was my milk run for the first 3 weeks. Everything else downstairs was too uncomfortable but now I'm taking stairs and have even managed to sit a few minutes more in the kitchen chairs.

Good luck Guinee, Big hugs!
Unread 12-08-2007, 01:44 AM
Sitting Up or Laying Down?

You will find the position of comfort will change, day to day, hour to hour, minute to minute.... but it does get better over time!

I used to have to sort of recline at my desk at work, and only sit up periodically, but now I am more comfortable upright. Reclining somehow produces vaginal pressure - except in my bed!!!
Unread 12-08-2007, 05:24 AM
Sitting Up or Laying Down?

Well I never ever stayed in my room except at night time I sat anywhere I wanted and just wiggled to get comfortable but one thought. Perhaps you need to take your meds more often.
What are you taking for pain? If just regular tylonol don't forget some ibuprofin for the swelling. I found I needed the 2 together for first week or so then just the ibuprofin for swelling kept my comfort level ok.
I also walked a lot. I went to grocery stores and malls from the start.
I walked to feed animals. I didn't like just sitting around I got achey doing that
Unread 12-08-2007, 02:34 PM
Sitting Up or Laying Down?

It's good to know that I'm not the only one struggling for comfort. I swear that my neck pain is worse than my belly pain today!

jjcj_98, I am taking my pain meds. Maybe I should ask the dr about tylenol, though. I take ibuprofen 800 every 6 hours. When it gets really bad, or at night, I will take Percoset. The Percoset works well for all pain, but I only have a few left.

Good luck to all of you getting comfy!

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