Before my surgery ( I am 7+ weeks post op) I use to alternate between being on my back and both sides semi fetal with pillows between my knees and ankles when sleeping.
Since surgery, I fall asleep on my back in short order after a ritual of finding the right combo of pillows under my knees to feet (head too). I wake up in the exact position I fall asleep in. Still have incredible pain in my right shoulder and to be honest, I take more pain meds for that then my back. I have to wait 12 weeks post-op for a shoulder exam. The surgeon said it may be Bursitis.
What worries me is that I wake up with numbness in my feet and toes, from both legs and tingling in my fingers on both hands as if the circulation has been cut due to bending elbows and knees. I figure it may come from being in a staionary position and not turning while sleeping. Still in a 'do not BLT until my next check up' mode.
I check blood pressure and it's pretty good (with meds).
Still taking a diueretic post-op as well.
I am type 2 Diabetic and on a new med (Byetta) and the sugars are perfect too.
The Endo Doc told me the numbness was from the surgery and not Neuropathy.
Is it still a bit normal for the nerves to cause the numbness?
From what I read and hear, 6 months is more likely recovery time.
Yes, I walk and do exercises for an hour in the pool every day, errands and the like. I hope to be able to return to my career come September.
Not really comfy on the Down Couch yet so I stay pretty much away from it.
all in all I guess I am on track for recovery. Just, gosh like everone else, enough is how long of a time???