I've been sleeping in a chair for the past two weeks pretty much. First night home from the hospital I slept in my bed and it took two people to get me up. I can understand that being 3 days post op.
Two weeks later I tried twice to sleep in a bed, one a pillow top and one thats harder (still soft) but don't sink in.
I lay on my right side. The first attempt I only lasted 2 hours and had to return to my chair. Got up on my own but was so stiff and in pain (Only time I have pain). I walked with my back perfectly straight til I sat down and relaxed.
Last night I tried again, laid down on my right side, was actually comfortable. Fell asleep around 12am, woke up at 4am to use the bathroom (feet are horribly swollen so all the fluid was resettling). Was so stiff when I got up again, I had to take a flexril and lortab due to the pain and I havnt had to take pain medication in over a week. Ended up back in my chair again.
I saw my surgeon last night and he just shrugged it off that it will get better. I trustem but does anyone have stories related to this? How long it took, should I keep trying to sleep in the bed or wait till I heal more?
PS: Staples were taken out which I feel made it more comfortable yesterday. Have steristrips but some fell off already as I am still draining.