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How soon until you could sleep on your side?

  • MissyChrissy
  • 1 year ago

How long after your surgery could you comfortably sleep on your side?

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Just after two weeks I was able to put a small pillow slightly under the breast next to the mattress and then drape my upper arm over the top of it. Not great, but it sure helped me to sleep better. Pretty sore in the morning but worth it. The doc said it was okay for me to do at my second week post-op appointment.
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I have been sleeping on my side for short and prolonging periods since day 6. I am a tummy sleeper and I am just listening to my body. I know that I will not roll over onto my stomach even in a dead sleep because of the discomfort.
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I am 15 days post-op and my right side doesn't hurt much (my left is still a bit more tender). I can lay on my side while awake to watch TV but I am still a bit scared to try to fall asleep this way because I am a stomach sleeper. Maybe another week ...
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I started sleeping on my side at around 2-3 weeks post op. I was sometimes sore but i am a side sleeper and I just had to start sleeping well again. Try it and listen to your body, you will know if you are ready or not.
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Hi Missy, It took my 3 weeks post BR and i used a V pillow and 3 normal pillows. I did take pain killers and at night i found I needed them so that helped me too. I had a BR 9 weeks ago and went from a 34GG/H to a 34 B/C (UK size) with a FNG (free nipple graft). Place your pillows carefully and you should be ok. Hope this helps.
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just now I will be 5 weeks post op Nov 5,
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Once the drain came out I could for short times. That was day 6 for me. If I felt any pulling I would go back to my back.
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