I think that is an issue many overweight people have. That's one of the reasons I had RNY. A couple of suggestions. The springs or cushions in your couch or chair may be worn. There are "couch cushion enhancers" I've seen on TV, or you could get a piece of 3/8 or 1/2 inch plywood under the cushion. This will likely raise you up 2-3 inches, and that may help. I also know post ops who used those "geriatric electric chairs", seen on an occasional TV ad or in AARP magazine etc. These are designed for elderly patients who have weak muscles, and they have an electric motor to raise the seat and back of the chair about a foot or more so you can get out of the chair easier. DAVE
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