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I’m a belly sleeper and although I’ve been fine sleeping on my back I’m definitely not as comfortable and I can NOT wait to sleep normally. How long until you were comfortable sleeping on your tummy?

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5-6 days personally.

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Core muscles very tender. I would say 2 to 3 weeks.

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about 2 weeks with no issues....I did wake up a few times on my stomach after a week or so and just had to be more careful

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I was on my stomach as soon as I got out of the hospital without any problems

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My docter wanted me to be proped up with pillows or in a recliner for 5days then on the 6th day i was able to sleep on my side with a pillow between my leggs :)

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Almost 2 weeks for me.

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My surgery was a week ago today and I started sleeping on my stomach two days ago - about the same time I stopped taking Tylenol for post op pain.

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About 1 week for me.

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I lay on my side last night and my surgery was tue .. I’m just very uncomfortable and a lot of bruising. Hopefully soon it will all be back to normal ..

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Ye0, there are moments when even a recliner doesn't seem to help! But the pain, the Core Hurt gets better after Time passes, hard to believe, but every day, in so many ways, you'll be Happy, Its Done and you Will Get All Better!
And you will no longer put a contract out on your Surgeon's Very Life! This I Do Promise!

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16 hours ago, Frustr8 said:

Ye0, there are moments when even a recliner doesn't seem to help! But the pain, the Core Hurt gets better after Time passes, hard to believe, but every day, in so many ways, you'll be Happy, Its Done and you Will Get All Better!
And you will no longer put a contract out on your Surgeon's Very Life! This I Do Promise!

I was just thinking how do I get my surgeon back for this pain and torture that I paid a lot of money for!!!

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This was one of the worst parts of recovery for me. I'm a stomach sleeper and needed to be slightly propped up (for my comfort, not doc's orders) for about 3 weeks. Longest 3 weeks of my life. Even then it took another week of propped "side sleeping" (pillows on either side of my body) before I was fully comfy stomach sleeping again.

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At my three week post op my surgeon told me that it wouldn’t mess anything up if I started then. So I tried and it didn’t hurt while sleeping but trying to get up from that position wasn’t too great.

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