Since I came home I've been sleeping in a recliner. Last night I wanted to go to sleep in a bed. HUGE MISTAKE!
I tried to sleep on my back, but had random spasms across my tummy. That freaked me out. So I tried to roll to my side. This was a HORRIBLE idea on my part. I practically screamed in pain as the largest of my incisions pulled so bad it felt like it was being ripped open.
I finally made it to my side where I could not get comfortable at all. Bracing the side of my stomach on a pillow helped some but I didn't sleep at all. It probably didn't help that I didn't take any of the happy pain pills from the hospital all day. I was trying to be superwoman, and instead it got me a sleepless night.
The plan is to incorporate the happy pills back in today and to stick with the recliner through the weekend. Hopefully by Monday I'll be able to get comfortable in a bed.
Did any of you have this type of experience with trying to sleep in your own bed after surgery?