discharge tomorrow



  • DAC677
    DAC677 Member Posts: 59
    edited February 2017 #22

    Hi Fox

    I will be taking your advice.  I feel like I need to rest a lot.  My energy is low.  It's not that I feel tired, just that I don't feel like doing anything active.  I assume that my energy is going in to healing.  Whatever it is, sitting or laying around and napping feels right.  I am free of commitments so I can make the most of it.



    My first couple weeks out of the hospital I could have an hour or so of activity followed by a 3-4 hour nap. when I say activity that just might mean watching TV or making it downstairs or to the bathroom. I prabably spent 12-16 hours a day sleeping for about ten days.

  • JerzyGrrl
    JerzyGrrl Member Posts: 760 Member
    sandy23 said:

    So glad to hear that you are

    So glad to hear that you are doing well.

    Just out of curiousity, are you guys able to sleep in a regular bed after surgery?  Is is better to sit up or be propped up with pillows?  Just curious if it makes a difference.

    Just the regular bed, customized...

    After surgery, when I came home I slept in my own bed. I did customize it a bit by putting it on bed risers so I wasn't having to get up out of a hole (I did the same thing to a firm sofa, not so I could sleep there, but so I could comfortably sit there). Also, I'm a side sleeper, too. I put a very firm memory foam lumbar pillow between my legs. That kept me from twisting my torso (AIEEEEE!) as I slept (Ahhhhh).

    Trying to sleep or sit in a recliner on a good day doesn't work for me. I'm ever so glad I didn't attempt it.