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Unread 02-19-2012, 10:27 AM
Sit or lie down

I'm 4 days since my surgery , I can't get comfortable, do I just lay down or is sitting better?
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Unread 02-19-2012, 10:39 AM
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Lay down. I'm 24 days post op and I still can only tolerate sitting for about 1-2 hours.
Unread 02-19-2012, 10:47 AM
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Im 19 days post op and can only sit about 20 minutes at a time..
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Unread 02-19-2012, 11:00 AM
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I'm 4 1/2 weeks post op. My recliner saved me durring the first couple weeks, and now I split my resting time between my recliner and my bed. Sitting is still hard for me.
Unread 02-19-2012, 11:11 AM
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I find it comfortable to sit legs on a stool with a soft pillow in a recliner.
Unread 02-19-2012, 11:13 AM
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Lying down or recliner. Sitting upright uses more abdominal muscles. It took a long time for me to be able to sit upright without pain. I ordered a bed table and worked lying down. The bad news is that working lying down can lead to neck and upper back pain. I hope you feel better soon!
Unread 02-19-2012, 01:29 PM
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I'm 18 days post op and I feel your pain. I couldn't sleep on my side, so I had my hubby prop to pillows under my legs & three behind my back!!
Unread 02-19-2012, 01:38 PM
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I didn't feel comfortable sitting for any length of time until about 3-4 weeks. Even then I would end up with swelly belly. I spent most of my time either laying or sitting up in bed.
Unread 02-19-2012, 01:44 PM
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Almost a week 3 and sitting in a straight chair is still hard for me.
Unread 02-19-2012, 03:34 PM
Re: Sit or lie down

Thank you so much, I feel better

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