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Old 01-17-2009, 12:51 PM
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When can you sleep on your side?

When is it ok to sleep on your side again?? I'm NOT a back sleeper AT ALL and I'm 8days out and would love to start being able to sleep comfortably.

Any TIPS on how to stay comfy with the new additions?

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Old 01-17-2009, 04:37 PM
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At about 1.5 weeks I was comfy sleeping on my right side. For some reason, I still can't get comfortable on my other side though at 3 weeks...
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Old 01-17-2009, 04:45 PM
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Boobs sliding back up....

Hi, I had the same question. I'm only 6 days post op, but the 2 nights ago I tried sleeping in my bed instead of the recliner, and I swear when I woke up my boobs were back up under my clavicles, like they were sliding backwards. Is that even possible? I've been sleeping in a recliner for a week, if you can call it that. I'm dying to sleep on my side in bed, but I'm really afraid of what it will do to the healing process. I also would appreciate any feedback you more experienced gals have on this issue, as I don't think I can take much more of the recliner.
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Old 01-17-2009, 06:59 PM
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My PS wanted me sleeping elevated and on my back for the first two weeks. Sometimes I think this was the worst part of recovery....I'm not a back sleeper either. After the two weeks, she told me I could start sleeping on my side as I felt I could. It was painful at first, but each day got better and better until finally I was sleeping all night between both sides. I still get a little sore on one side in the morning if I didn't move from side to side during the night.
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Old 01-17-2009, 08:08 PM
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I was told to sleep how I want. Day 3 I started sleeping on my side. It's now day 6 and sleeping on my side with no problems!
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Old 01-17-2009, 08:51 PM
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Dont ask us. Talk to your PS. As you can see from the following answers all PS's have different ideas.

Mine said after 2wks. I wasn't comfy until just lately.
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Old 01-18-2009, 03:38 PM
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i didn't ask & he didn't say specifically about the side. at 2 wks. i did my side. Still mostly back with pillow under knees. no tummy at 5 wks. still
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Old 01-18-2009, 03:48 PM
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I slept on my back for 3 wks, then slept on side, with a pillow supporting my upper arm.
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Old 01-18-2009, 03:49 PM
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I just started sleepin on my side 6 weeks post op. It just felt to weird. I hug a pillow to my chest when I do. I am so tired of sleeping on my back to.
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:30 PM
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I slept on my back for 3 wks, then slept on side, with a pillow supporting my upper arm.
good luck to you
This is a great idea since that seems to be the side that ends up feeling bad. (cuz the upper arm has nowhere to go wtihout pulling something) I'll have to try it. I NEED SLEEP!
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Old 01-31-2009, 02:41 PM
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With you in the recliner!

I am also sleeping in my recliner in my bedroom. My anchor incisions go almost even with my armpits and are VERY tender....so I'm sure I'm a ways from side sleeping I tried in the bed one night on my back w/extra pillow and found the recliner is more comfy. i can't believe I'm actually sleeping - must be so worn out at the end of the day.
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:53 PM
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Great question... I never thought about how bad it will fill when I try to go to sleep...
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Old 02-26-2009, 04:32 PM
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I too was dying to get some decent sleep. I took a smaller blanket and slowly turned toward my side, pushing the blanket between my boobs and a little underneath. Or use a pillow between them. It helped me alot.

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Old 02-26-2009, 04:53 PM
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Wasn't till about week 3 that I was able to even think about even trying but I did slowly and I used a pillow to rest my upper arm on and it felt Wonder~ful )
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i am now 6 weeks out and am not suppose to sleep on my sides yet, but i broke down for two hours on each side within the last few days. i can not sleep on my back and have gone from a good 8-9hours a day to 5-6 hours and i am exhausted. sleeping solely on my back is killing me.

but my doctor advised me at four weeks to continue sleeping on my back, no running for another 3-4 months, or lifting any kind of weights (even 5 pounders) for 2 more months.

kind of sad about it, plus i can not tell how much more they are going to droop. they dropped some, but are they going to stretch out again?
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Old 04-13-2009, 09:35 AM
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I'm a few days over a month post op and it's still uncomfortable for me on my side! Hoping it will improve soon because I'm NOT a back sleeper!
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:59 PM
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I just slept very comfortably on my right side LAST night and I'm almost 4 weeks out. Left side still has some discomfort. I am like you- not a back sleeper at all. It helped me to hug a pillow, too.
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Old 04-13-2009, 01:03 PM
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I started to roll over on the sides 2 weeks after. I started to do so when I no longer had pain or discomfor. Now I'm at about 1 month and last this morrning I woke up flat on my stomach, again I had no pain. I truly believe that you just have to follow your body and not put your self in any pain. I am not a back sleeper, never have been so sleeping elevated straigh up for two weeks was uncomfortable, irritating, etc.. For two weeks I had to medicate just to fall asleep.
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Old 05-01-2009, 02:55 PM
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I am only able to sleep on my side...This is going to be tough...but worth it.
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Old 05-02-2009, 09:09 AM
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My PS told me that I could slowly ease onto my side whenever it was comfortable. Once I did, I rolled up my wrap or put a pair of socks in between the girls to help with the weight of them until I got used to them. I honestly thought I would never be able to sleep on my tummy again, but I could about 6 weeks out.
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