Hi! I have a few questions regarding post op. How did everyone sleep? I’m currently sleeping on my back but absolutely hate it..when can I sleep on my side?
Also, it is day 1 post op and my belly button incision is bleeding, is this normal?
Thanks all x
I was scared of sleeping on my side after my laparoscopy too. I had my op on 07.03.23 & phoned & asked one of the nurses on 10.03.23 if I could sleep on my side and she said yes. I slept on my left as that had one incision. I found it difficult to sleep on my right side as that had 2 incisions.
I woke myself up every time I changed sides for two weeks as I found it painful.
Your belly button shouldn’t be bleeding, please ring one of the nurses (at the hospital where you had your surgery) to check what you need to do.
Good luck with your recovery ❤️🩹 xx.
thank you so much! I have incisions on both my right and left so unsure of what side to sleep on. I HATE sleeping on my back haha. I have rang the doctors and they’ve given me some dressings so hopefully that helps, maybe it’s the pressure of getting up etc. that’s making it bleed. Hope you’ve recovered well.
Thank you xxx
It could be the pressure making it bleed. I read that we should be using our elbows for support (to get up) to avoid putting pressure on the incisions.
I’m doing well thank you. It will be 4 weeks next Tuesday and I feel much better. xx
I sent the doctor a picture and he said I have a haemorrhage and the stitch hadn’t held well! but have been given dressings. Ah that’s useful to know about the elbows.
Glad to hear you’re recovering well xx
oh wow, I hope you’re not in pain with it?
Wishing you a speedy recovery ❤️🩹 xx
the incision itself is so painful! Thank you xxx
Yes, it is. That lasts for a few days unfortunately. Xx