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Sleeping after surgery

I'm used to sleeping on my side, so does anyone know if doing so will mess up anything just 1 week post-op


  • Sheri76Sheri76 Michigan Posts: 497
    While I was still in hospital last March for lumber fusion, surgery from backside, the nurse's had to help rotate me every so often from back to sides, making sure I had my body in proper alignment. I would call your surgeon's office for correct instuctions. Hope you get some good sleep.
    Ha! See I said lumber fusion there, meant lumbar.... although at times I do complain of it feeling like there's a 2x4 in there.
  • I had my fusion in December (ALIF) and I couldn't sleep on my side for months. For this surgery, I know my surgeon secured the paddles to my spinal cord do nothing moves, but I'm still leery
  • RivetRRivet Posts: 1
    edited 09/21/2015 - 10:08 PM
    I've slept on my side/back since day 1. I was always careful to not twist, but if I wasn't able to go to my side, would have been insane by now anyway... So it wouldn't have mattered! lol

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