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Offline Rachel

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Re: Sleeping position after Surgery
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2020, 08:01:44 pm »
Hi,

I had FFS 9/16 and GCS 11/16 and 2 major revisions. From the point of FFS I have slept on my back which was rough but now I am use to it.

So why did I switch? When I had FFS I was told that sleeping on your side increases wrinkles on your face. I do not know if that is true but I do not want wrinkles.

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Re: Sleeping position after Surgery
« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2020, 02:13:44 am »
I'm a side sleeper, and they are happy with me in any position that I find comfortable. That said, with catheter, packing etc, my back is sadly where I'm spending the majority of my time. I did get a few hours side-sleep last night. X

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Re: Sleeping position after Surgery
« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2020, 04:12:37 am »
I'm a side sleeper, and they are happy with me in any position that I find comfortable. That said, with catheter, packing etc, my back is sadly where I'm spending the majority of my time. I did get a few hours side-sleep last night. X

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Thanks, Megan. This is very helpful.

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Re: Sleeping position after Surgery
« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2020, 07:26:56 am »
I actually learned how to sleep on my back during FFS recovery. I just have to arrange pillows around my head a certain way and put myself in a focused mental state (this is key). I still much prefer side sleeping, but I now know I can get to sleep on my back if I have to, which is important given my upcoming GRS.

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