Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Recommended Posts

I had surgery on March 14th and still have not been able to lay in my bed. I've been sleeping in the recliner and it's KILLING my back! Anyone else find it painful to lay in bed on their side because of the weight of your own stomach? How long before you were able to do it?

Sent from my LG-Q710AL using BariatricPal mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had the sleeve, so maybe it's different, but I didn't have any trouble sleeping or laying on my side. Good luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Took me about a week to lay on my side but I took Tylenol before bed and it absolutely helped. Two weeks and I could sleep on my stomach again without meds.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
It took me about a week to get comfortable on my side too. Till then I slept on my back, except for the first night home when I slept in a recliner. Getting out of bed was difficult and painful for a few days also.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Took me about a week to lay on my side but I took Tylenol before bed and it absolutely helped. Two weeks and I could sleep on my stomach again without meds.
I couldn't swallow the Tylenol. I cut it up but it'd still get stuck. Last night a layed on my side with the help of the support band!

Sent from my LG-Q710AL using BariatricPal mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Jezzabelle360 said:

I couldn't swallow the Tylenol. I cut it up but it'd still get stuck. Last night a layed on my side with the help of the support band!

Sent from my LG-Q710AL using BariatricPal mobile app

I used liquid tylenol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I used a wedge whenever I first came home. It seemed to help.

Sent from my SM-G950U using BariatricPal mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 3/18/2019 at 8:39 PM, Jezzabelle360 said:

I had surgery on March 14th and still have not been able to lay in my bed. I've been sleeping in the recliner and it's KILLING my back! Anyone else find it painful to lay in bed on their side because of the weight of your own stomach? How long before you were able to do it?

Sent from my LG-Q710AL using BariatricPal mobile app

Be on the lookout for blood clots if you are spending that much time in a recliner. Try to get in your bed as soon as possible - I agree with the wedge pillow suggestion, I couldn't have done it without mine.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Wear your compression stockings if you have them, do foot pumps where you wiggle your feet up and down, at least hourly. I speak from the lofty perch of lymphadema, you DO NOT WANT blood and fluids not moving. Lymphadema is not a fun thing to have👎 and blood clots are😧 life-threatening. We just got you😷 remodeled , renovated and realigned, don't want to lose you now!😎

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×