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Unread 08-12-2008, 09:36 AM
sleeping too much?

After having my VTH on Friday, I've only taken one Percodan per day for the last 2 days. Last night, I fell asleep at 10 p.m. and didn't awaken until after 9 a.m. (except once to empty my bladder). I didn't nap at all yesterday. Is this unusual? So, I'm just up and have already moved my bowels - fantastically, I add proudly. Guess the worst thing for me is my impatience. I want to feel better NOW. Thankfully, great books, difficult crosswords and a recorded BBC series are getting me through the days. AND, knowing I come here for support!
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Unread 08-12-2008, 10:24 AM
sleeping too much?

REST girl! Your body has gone through a lot. I still take naps whenever I feel the need. Listen to your body and do what it is telling you!
Unread 08-12-2008, 11:34 AM
sleeping too much?

I don't believe there is such a thing as sleeping too much post-op. Your body repairs and heals while you are asleep. It's a good thing!

You're going to be tired in the weeks, and even months to come. I take naps on my days off. I hate it because I feel like I am wasting the day, however, I learned not to fight sleep like I did during the first few weeks post-op.

Good luck
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Unread 08-12-2008, 01:15 PM
sleeping too much?

I haven't been sleeping much other than at night -- just a cat nap here and there. But I do sleep a loooong time at night. I slept nearly 12 hours last night, only getting up once to use the bathroom. I felt quite refreshed this morning, so I figure my body needed the sleep.
Unread 08-12-2008, 01:23 PM
sleeping too much?

The first 4 days or so after my surgery....I could barely keep my eyes open. I literally would only stay awake for a few hours at a time and then would go back to bed. The next few days...I got up at my usual time, but would take a nap in the afternoons from 1 - 4 hours. I think sleep is awesome for healing and especially during the first few weeks you should sleep as much as you feel like. I wouldn't worry about it unless you seem groggy or sleepy too much after you've had another week or so to heal.

Unread 08-12-2008, 01:53 PM
sleeping too much?

NOTHING is better than sleep for restoration. Surgery or no surgery, nothing repairs you better. That's why I never feel bad about sleeping a lot. I feel that I'm paying back my body and mind, and getting a lot in return.

Besides, it's one of the best beauty enhancers around....
Unread 08-12-2008, 02:52 PM
sleeping too much?

I am getting a lot of sleep and I don't feel like it's too much. I agree too that it's the best thing for faster recovery. Happy !
Unread 08-12-2008, 06:29 PM
sleeping too much?

Freck, at 2 days post op, that's how long I slept at night, but then took naps during the day.
Unread 08-12-2008, 07:39 PM
sleeping too much?

I slept 10 hours last night, getting up to drink more water and to pee several times. Whatever we think needs to be done can wait, healing is at the top of our lists and rest and sleep is the best medicine for us!
Unread 08-12-2008, 09:13 PM
sleeping too much?

I just had my check up appointment today (1 month since surgery) and the one thing that my Dr. stressed was that it will take 6 to8 weeks for your energy to come back and there is nothing, absolutely nothing that you can do to speed up the process. So, just rest and enjoy the fact that you have a Dr. telling you to take naps any time you feel like it.

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