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When Can I Lie on my Tummy When Can I Lie on my Tummy

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Unread 01-31-2002, 07:01 AM
When Can I Lie on my Tummy

How long was it before some of you veteren sisters could lay on your stomaches without pain or worry.
This is my favourite sleeping position ( I will ask my doctor but since he's never had a hysterectomy he wont know how it feels ) and I miss it. I have been getting braver by moving more on my side towards the stomache.
Sometimes I find it really hard to get to sleep because I am so used to falling right asleep by being on my stomache.
I think the swellybelly will cushion the blow somewhat but I was wondering if it is safe, thanks! (I'm 3 and half weeks post op)
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Unread 01-31-2002, 07:18 AM
When Can I Lie on my Tummy

Hi mj64, I couldn't really sleep on my tummy for about 3 weeks then just suddenly woke up that way one night. But I was asked by my doctor to lay on my stomach in the hospital at 2 days post op to help relieve gas that wouldn't move, (Yes, it worked) so I knew that once I could do it comfortablly, then it wouldn't be a problem as far as hurting anything. It was hard to get to my stomach to relieve gas pains, but once I got there I was ok, it would work, then I would get my DH to help me get back up. It's just such an awkward feeling trying to move like that and not feel like you are popping everything inside.
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Unread 01-31-2002, 07:56 AM
When Can I Lie on my Tummy

Thanks for your response, now I am going to try it. I've been "halfway" on it anyways.
I'm impressed that you could do this at 2 days post-op. Maybe the numbness around the incision helped!
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Unread 01-31-2002, 08:13 AM
When Can I Lie on my Tummy

I will be 3 weeks post-op tomorrow and have been sleeping on my tummy for the last 3 nights. It is slowing moving getting there - but once there feels ok.
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Unread 01-31-2002, 08:19 AM
When Can I Lie on my Tummy

I had surgery on 1/10 and have been sleeping on my stomach for a while. I started out on my side and just ended up there one night. I believe it was like about 4 days after surgery. It was tender, but didn't really hurt. I was just afraid I would mess something up in there by sleeping on tummy. But I kept waking up on tummy. hehehe. Guess it just depends on individual and if it hurts you or not.

hugs to you all
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Unread 01-31-2002, 09:03 AM
When Can I Lie on my Tummy

Hey there! I am 5 weeks post op and am also a tummy sleeper. I started out in the hospital getting on my side with a bunch of pillows around me. When I came home did the same thing for a couple of nights and eventually ended up on my tummy. It was within the first days home and didnt hurt a bit. It was a little harder getting out of bed that way but well worth it cause I slept so much better.
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Unread 01-31-2002, 09:08 AM
I never sleep on my tummy but...

I work up in the middle of the night on my 5th day post-op laying on my stomach. It didn't hurt, wasn't even uncomfortable.

Shay
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Unread 01-31-2002, 09:42 AM
When Can I Lie on my Tummy

Hello
I had my TAH/BSO surgery the same day as you, and I have been sleeping on my stomach for about a week now. It actually makes my tummy feel better...kinda like its holding everything in compact.
Now the sleeping part is still hard to me.....I have a horrible time falling asleep at night, even with sleep meds. But when I do sleep, being on my tummy is not a problem.
Good luck and take care.....Dee
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Unread 01-31-2002, 11:40 AM
When Can I Lie on my Tummy

I am 3 1/2 weeks too and sleep on my tummy for over a week now. At first, with leg raised and pillow under that leg to not put pressure on tummy and a pillow to hug. Now, it doesn't bother me at all to sleep on it. I think, and I could be very wrong about it, its according to whether you had a vertical or horizontal cut too. The very low horitontal "bikini cut", seems to not involve as much time for the muscles to recover.
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Unread 02-01-2002, 07:47 AM
When Can I Lie on my Tummy

I'm 11 days post-op (it feels like 11 weeks) I too like to sleep on my stomach but have been afraid to. I've been banned to the couch because I sleep on a waterbed---not good--no support. I'm tempted to try toight. I so miss my warm bed.

wish me luck.
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