• getting comfortable

    Asked by cathy1967 on Wednesday, October 31, 2012

    getting comfortable

    HI I am 8 day post op- I have been home for 3 - I can not seem to find a comfortable position - I have a large incision site on the back of my left thigh - I am getting up and walking but today sitting and or laying was not comfortable no matter what i did - any advice

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    • Crash's Avatar

      Personally, I would suggest a nice Merlot, Malbec, or Shiraz. I have found that they go splendidly in modest portions. I know I'm not supposed to but....having made the mistake of reading the contra indications on the side of my chemo stuff, and knowing that my body is the receptacle of what normally would be considered poisons, I have felt sufficiently empowered to experiment with what I feel most likely to improve the situation. For the most part, I have not been disappointed. My saint of a wife, is a physical therapist and would of course applaud your getting up and walking, me too.

      over 8 years ago
    • packerbacker's Avatar

      I had back surgery a few months ago and I still have discomfort with changing positions. Number one, make sure your pain medications are helping to relieve some of the discomfort, and if they're not, ask the doctor for something else. Pillows help, but moving them and changing positions is uncomfortable. When you lay on your side, do you put a pillow between your knees? That can take some of the pressure off of your thigh. I hope you find something that helps!

      over 8 years ago
    • Shoeless' Avatar

      It's going to take time to heal. Use the pain meds - that's what they're for. I still remember very vividly the pain after my surgery in July, 2001. My back, left side and chest hurt. There was simply no comfortable position to be in. Standing, sitting, laying down in any position - it all hurt. Exercise is necessary even though it is painful. Walking is good, so long as you don't overdo it. Meds and time are your friends. Best of luck to you.

      over 8 years ago

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