Sleeping

Sleeping 2017-10-19T10:44:56+00:00

What is most comfortable for sleeping – a recliner, the sofa, a bed pillow – just bed?

  1. The recliner was the most comfortable for me. And a breakfast-in-bed type tray to use while sitting in the recliner to eat or use as a desktop was very useful.
  2. It was really uncomfortable for me to sleep flat for the first couple of weeks.  I really wished I had a hospital bed and you can rent them short term.  I recommend this if at all possible.  Otherwise, being propped up a bit was best for me.  A recliner might work.
  3. Recliner was REALLY helpful.
  4. I liked sleeping almost sitting up, so an extra pillow helped.
  5. I had no problem sleeping in my bed from the first night.
  6. I found sleeping in my bed the best for me.
  7. I SLEPT IN OUR BED. GETTING OUT OF BED WAS A REAL PAIN. IF YOU HAVE A POST ON THE BED, THAT MIGHT HELP.
  8. A RECLINER MIGHT BE NICE, IT WAS NOT A QUESTION FOR US.
  9. A recliner is very comfortable for a few days, because he will not feel like getting up and down, and it is easier to manipulate the collection tube and bag.  After a few days, I just crashed on the sofa until I gained enough energy to move around more.
  10. I slept in bed.  I couldn’t handle the idea of being alone.  However, we set up pillows every night so I could be in a reclined position.  I could not lie down due to the prostate cancer incision and the long line of staples.  My wife tied a rope to the foot of the bed so I could wrap it around my arm to help me pull myself up when trying to get out of bed.  There is far less stress on the surgical field this way.
  11. During the days I spent most of my time in a recliner chair, feet up, reading books – easy chair to get in and out of.
  12. Several people recommended buying, borrowing or otherwise acquiring the use of a reclining chair.
  13. Place a chair by the bed with the back facing the bed. Use the chair as a bedrail to help you get up. Use the seat as a bedside table to hold some of the things you want to keep handy. Test this out BEFORE you go to hospital to be certain it can take your weight as a handrail before you rely on it post-surgery