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Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:03 AM
9/24/07 - Lap. - RNY with umbilical hernia repair
10/27/08 - Open - removal of omental mass, gallbladder, appendix, adhesions
11/12/10 - Open - bilateral femoral hernia repair
"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up".
~*♥*~ Thomas Edison ~*♥*~
Posted 14 April 2012 - 09:09 AM
Posted 14 April 2012 - 09:18 AM
Posted 14 April 2012 - 09:58 AM
Wow, I didn't know we weren't supposed to. The first week I did put pillows around me when laying on my side. In fact, the anesthegiolist nurse was the one who told me to try laying on my side to help with pain in recovery. But somewhere in that second week I stopped messing with the pillows. Now I sleep on my side and on my stomach. Is that a problem? I move a lot in my sleep. In fact I was kind of amazed at how soon I was able to turn. When I had gallbladder surgery 20 years ago, it was at least 3-4 months before I could sort of flip myself and at least a year before I could roll over. Now I am worried I am risking an incisional hernia. No one told me I couldn't sleep on my stomach.
No, no! Not that we CAN'T. It's perfectly fine if you do. Just that it is not comfortable for many folks... Many even have trouble sleeping flat on their backs and spend the first few weeks in a recliner. I was VERY comfortable flat on my back...just not on my side. Don't worry about damaging anything. We aren't that fragile;)