Weight Loss Surgery - Question about sleeping after Surgery

04-29-2009, 09:00 PM
The 1st week home does it help to sleep with your head elevated or is it possible to sleep flat? I'm debating if I should spend the money on a 12" foam wedge or not.

Thanks for any input:hug:

04-30-2009, 12:05 AM
I was more comfortable with my head elevated, but I just used a bunch of pillows. By 2 weeks out, I was okay to use just 2 pillows.

04-30-2009, 12:38 AM
:thanks: jillybean for the pillow idea that will save me 30 bucks. How many was comfortable for you?

04-30-2009, 01:18 AM
I used about three pillows, if that is any help to anyone.

04-30-2009, 09:32 AM
I slept in my recliner for a week... it hurt to lay down flat but thats just me.


04-30-2009, 10:30 AM
I, too, slept in the recliner for a couple of weeks.

04-30-2009, 10:52 AM
Put me down for the recliner. It was my best friend!

04-30-2009, 11:54 AM
You guys are wonderfull thanks for all your ideas:hug:

04-30-2009, 12:24 PM
Recliner and then one of those husband pillow things

04-30-2009, 04:07 PM
I used about 5 pillows so I was almost sitting all the way up when I first got home. I was in my recliner during the day, but at night, I just wanted to be in my own bed.

05-07-2009, 05:52 PM
wow maybe I should start looking into getting a recliner

EDIT: I just called ARRON'S RTO and they said I could rent one as cheap as $60 a month and since I honestly have little room for one and will have to move a bunch of furniture to get it on place that seems to be my best bet.

05-09-2009, 02:02 AM
For both my gastric bypass and tummy tuck, I spent the first two weeks on the recliner. Then I slept on the couch for a few days under about three pillows. When I moved to the bed, I slept up on three pillows with one small pill under each hip. When I'd turn to the side I'd be sort of up on a pillow on that side and always, no matter where I was, I had a pillow holding it against my stomach.
Good luck!

05-15-2009, 07:58 PM
I highly recommend the long "husband" pillow. I saw KO's suggestion and used that my first night home and slept so nicely!

05-17-2009, 07:47 PM
I used several pillows to prop myself up. Yes, the long husband pillow is a great option. I used several pillows to give the husband effect and that helped. At times I was also in the recliner, of course I realized that my butt was little big to sit in the recliner l0l. Basically sitting up helps.