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Got a quick question: Any great Medifast recipes that you are willing to share? Thanks for any answer or 2. Another quick question... Hi All,.

I didn't ask my surgeon, and won't be able to until Monday - but how soon were you given permission to.

Sleep.

On your side or front after.

Surgery.

? I am finding it hard to breathe on my back and don't have a recliner..

Thanks, in advance, for your thoughts...

Comments (9)

I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the answer to your question. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I discover an useful answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could give you an answer..

Comment #1

Get a 7" wedge from Walmart or BB&B. Left side is easier, after a while all will be well. You'll know when.....

Comment #2

I couldn't tolerate sleeping on my side for several weeks. Can you prop yourself up using pillows? I used to have a triangle shaped hard pillow with arms that I think was called a boyfriend or husband pillow. I used it to read in bed all thorugh college. I think it depends on what you can tolerate, if you are comfortable and can.

Sleep.

On your side go for it. I wasn't advised to.

Avoid.

Any specific position. I did, however,.

Sleep.

In a recliner for the first 6 weeks at least. I found that it was just excruciating to use my abs to sit up. Do you have a visiting nurse you can call?..

Comment #3

Oops, correction...Less is right. It was my left side! The same side as my big incision. When I slept on the opposite side it felt like everything was pulling and hurt. Jeez, how easily we forget, haha..

Comment #4

I've always been a stomach sleeper so it's been difficult sleeping on my back and/or side the last 3 weeks. I asked my surgeon this past week about sleeping on my stomach and he said it was fine..

Sleep.

However is comfortable to you...

Comment #5

After the first night when I woke up on my back and felt like a whale that could not turn over or see the alarm clock or get out of bed without help, I just put a pillow under the right side of my back(you really dont need anything fancy like a wedge) so I was turned some to the left..i was able to pop out of bed and by the 4th night was sleeping on my left side..thats the side of bed i.

Sleep.

On...not a stomach sleeper at all, though!..

Comment #6

Don't have a time line from my doc either but since I have always been a side sleeper, I tried to go there a couple nights ago... body said NO WAY! Tried again yesterday to do a modified side lying position with a pillow behind me so I was about half over on my side with another pillow under my belly so it didn't hang. :-o Right after a dose of.

Hydrocodone.

It worked for about a 2 hour.

Nap.

- pure heaven! Not an all night thing but i'm feeling like it won't be long before I can really side.

Sleep.

Again. I must admit though that I have had very little abdominal pain except for when I try to get up too fast or I cough or sneeze. Small price to pay I figure... Try the wedge pillow when you are on your back - might help your breathing.....

Comment #7

It took me most of three weeks before I could.

Sleep.

On my side again...my left was no trouble as mt big incision is on the right...left side came a few days earlier, but not many...it all depends on how quick your incisions heal...and what you can personally tolerate...i don't toss and turn in my.

Sleep.

, so as soon as I could get comfortable on my right side it was on...My first week home was in the recliner...but I was in the hospital for 9 days also, and their beds are kinda like a recliner...and I used lots of extra pillows to get propped up in the right position to relieve the excess pressure...

Comment #8

My doc told me that I could.

Sleep.

On my stomach or side anytime, but believe me it takes a while for the abdominal pain to subside enough to do it. I'm a stomach sleeper and it was a good four weeks before iI could.

Sleep.

On either my sides or stomach..

My doctor recommended that I get a Spanx garment to help hold the abdominal wall and that did help..

Just keep experimenting until you find what works for you. The healing process takes time. You'll get there..

Chris..

Comment #9

Not sure how long..maybe four weeks and I had to use a pillow kinda under my tummy and than only half the night. I have alaways been the person that wakes up in the exact position I fall asleep in. After about 10 weeks I waa able to.

Sleep.

The whole night on my side most nights...

Comment #10


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.