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Old 04-29-2009, 08:00 PM   #1
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Question Question about sleeping after Surgery

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.

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Old 04-29-2009, 11:05 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:38 PM   #3
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jillybean for the pillow idea that will save me 30 bucks. How many was comfortable for you?
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:18 AM   #4
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I used about three pillows, if that is any help to anyone.
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:32 AM   #5
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I slept in my recliner for a week... it hurt to lay down flat but thats just me.

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Old 04-30-2009, 09:30 AM   #6
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I, too, slept in the recliner for a couple of weeks.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:52 AM   #7
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Put me down for the recliner. It was my best friend!
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:54 AM   #8
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Old 04-30-2009, 11:24 AM   #9
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Recliner and then one of those husband pillow things
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Old 04-30-2009, 03:07 PM   #10
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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.
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Old 05-07-2009, 04:52 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 05-09-2009, 01:02 AM   #12
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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.
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Old 05-15-2009, 06:58 PM   #13
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I highly recommend the long "husband" pillow. I saw KO's suggestion and used that my first night home and slept so nicely!
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Old 05-17-2009, 06:47 PM   #14
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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.
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