When did you fully lay down straight w/out no problems?

  • Ndngirl
  • 3 years ago

I am sleeping on the couch still, only because it is firmer then my bed and eases my back discomfort. Crazy how much impact your abs have on your back and core when they go through surgery. Well, I do elevate myself a little and I can sleep almost straight with no discomfort at all and I am at 1mo po recovery. Oh and how long did it take to sleep on sides and/or belly? I can sleep on my sides for short amounts of time and I am really missing sleeping on my belly. And when I wake up my body craves a full huge stretch (which does not feel to comfortable to do right now) and it automatically want to straighten and stretch. this part has been so difficult.

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Good for you AP mama! :). The other night I was sleeping on my side, and my body was trying to lay on my stomach... My daughter (who has been sleeping with me since the surgery) says mom what r u doing? I just wantef to try....its my favorite way to sleep :(
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Ndngirl, if this were facebook, I would "like" your post. My body was DYING to stretch out. In fact, sometimes I would wake in the early morning in pain because I was stretching in my sleep! I know that everyone heals at a different rate, but now at 3.5weeks post-op, I can happily stretch out completely in the morning and it feels FABULOUS! I bet if you do the stretches that Kimmers suggested, you'll be lying flat in no time. To answer your other question, I started sleeping on my side at about 2 weeks post-op, but I did not have any lipo done. Really hoping things start getting much better for you!
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I try the slow steady ease in to it stretch. But as I'm waking my body automatically want to yawn & stretch. Lol I have to fight that earg & take it slow. Kinda weird - my body is craving movement & stretching. Lol
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I hear that!!   It's a crazy feeling not being able to stretch at random.   Your tummy quickly reminds you to STOP..LOL

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Omg my body does that too in the morning....i get scared but my doc said its ok.
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It's ok but it feels crazy:)

 

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Stretching out is the hardest thing to do.  You have to work at it very slow.  Lay on the bed with your knees bent and then at a snails pace flatten your legs and lay there for five minutes at a time.  Do this 3-4 times a day for a while and that will help you ease back to totally laying flat. 

I found that once I was able to lay flat my back felt much better in bed.

When laying on your side put a pillow between your knees and that helps ease the tension on your lower back.  The tummy sleeping did not happen for me for at least 4 months.  

It will all come back in time so don't worry.

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