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Tired of sleeping on my back Tired of sleeping on my back

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Unread 04-08-2008, 08:44 PM
Tired of sleeping on my back

I was sleeping on my side in the hospital. What I have done, is just what others have said, used many pillows and covers to support me. I am sleeping on my stomach now, I am just very careful when I role onto my stomach and I don't move much.
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Unread 04-09-2008, 06:12 AM
Tired of sleeping on my back

I also used a body pillow and found that made sleeping on my side more comfortable. Got one at Bed Bath and Beyond for $19.99.
Unread 04-09-2008, 08:38 AM
Tired of sleeping on my back

I slept with a supportive band around my belly the first time I tried sleeping on my side. It helped a lot! I didn't last the whole night, but it was a nice change from being stuck on my back and also helped relieve the backache too! Good luck!
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Unread 04-09-2008, 08:57 AM
Tired of sleeping on my back

I had a TAH and slept on my side the 2nd night after sugery. I would have the night of surgery, but I was hooked to so much stuff.

I sleep on my back too, but I sleep with the pillows piled up on a slant. That is also how I sleep on my left side. I can't sleep on my right side, it makes my left side hurt. That is strange that sleeping on the one side, makes my other side hurt.
Unread 04-09-2008, 09:09 AM
Tired of sleeping on my back

hi it is my 2nd week of post op and i found it really uncomfortable to sleep but it is getting better i put a pillow at the back of me and a fleece blanket folded on my tummy and it is so much comfortable
Unread 04-11-2008, 08:08 AM
Tired of sleeping on my back

For the last 2 days I have wore my belly binder and it helped me sleep on myside i was so comfortable. Thanks ladies for all your help.
Unread 04-11-2008, 01:32 PM
Tired of sleeping on my back

The nurses didn't give me a choice at the hospital - they made me sleep on my side - and switch sides several times each night. ARGH! The first night after surgery, I pulled muscles my right shoulder trying to "flip on command" and that still hurts.

Pillows behind my back and a blanket kind of folded/wadded up against my belly works for me.
Unread 04-11-2008, 01:45 PM
Tired of sleeping on my back

i had full hysterectomy 2 weeks ago and in the beginning i found it really hard to sleep but i put a pillow behind my back and a fleece blanket in front and found it a lot better
Unread 04-11-2008, 03:31 PM
Tired of sleeping on my back

Might have been psychological, but for the first few weeks after my surgery, I could not sleep on my side, as it felt as if my insides were shifting and it was too unnerving... I did not have an abdominal incision or anything, so that was not a factor... but things tightened up inside, or I got over it, and sleep returned... if you are medically required to sleep on your back, do obey...
Unread 04-13-2008, 12:07 PM
Tired of sleeping on my back

i had abdominal hysterectomy but i am finding it better sleeping on my side but still have pains on tummy

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