sleeping positions

on 2/10/12 9:54 am - Pocono summit, PA
Well today makes three weeks out for me and I think I am getting back to some normacy. Drains are out and scars seem dry still swollen around the belly button and under but I have to be patient. My biggest issue is how long do you have to sleep on your back? I sleep on my sides now but I am really a stomach sleeper. Is there any real rule of thumb for this? I forgot to ask my ps and now he is on vacation for the rest of the week.  I am due to go back to work on monday and would love to get a good nights sleep

any thoughts would be great
on 2/10/12 11:26 am
I am a week ahead of you and still can't imagine sleeping on my tummy!  i think it would hurt too much.  I still sleep on my back mostly and occasionally on my side until I get too sore.  It does take along time to get comfortable sleeping doesn't it!!

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on 2/10/12 11:10 pm - Pocono summit, PA
as my husband calls it the circus act to fall asleep. I have a bunch of pillows and start on my back then on my side with pillows stuffed under me he is afraid of being sufficated with one of the pillows.
  Happines is not a birthright.You make your own happiness through your attitude and the way you behave.Happiness is a choice. It takes daily practice to make it a habbit.
Michelle E.
on 2/10/12 12:36 pm
I am 6 weeks out .. I just started sleeping on my side.. its still difficult turning over..

Lee ~
on 2/10/12 11:55 pm - CA
 I've been sleeping on my side since 10 days out.  I tried my tummy last week but my breasts are still too tender.  I'm two months out.

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on 2/11/12 1:13 am - MN
At three weeks.....sadly I am still sleeping in my recliner
Sharon C.
on 2/11/12 1:38 am - Plano, TX
I am eight weeks out and just started sleeping on my side.  I tried sleeping on my stomach but it just felt too weird.  I can lay on my side for a little while but then start getting sore.  I never thought I would get use to sleeping on my back but I have.  My stomach is still somewhat numb but hopefully it will come back one day.  I asked my nurse thursday if I could sleep on my stomach and she said whenever you are ready.  I guess I thought some how if I did sleep on my tummy that maybe somehow something would come open.  I guess no chance of that now.  ;-)
on 2/11/12 4:05 am - herndon , VA
At 3 weeks out I was still in my recliner. I tried to go to the bed toward the end of 3 weeks to sleep on my side but I couldnt get a good night sleep because everytime my body wanted to roll over to the other side it woke me up. After I took my binder off and started wearing a compression garment to sleep in then I could sleep pretty good on my side. That is the only way I sleep anyway. I am six weeks out and can lay on my stomach for short times, but not sure if I could all night. My Dr's advise for anything was "listen to your body".
Happy sleeping

Highest weight 275 
Surgery weight 241
Goal weight 145
  weight 143 (after TT and Thigh lift)   

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