Post Surgery Sleep with Leachco Back ‘N Belly Body Pillow
Posted by b in BLOG, Double Mastectomy & Reconstruction
I’ve been spending a lot of time on the FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered) Message Boards lately. It has been so helpful to hear other women’s experiences going through their prophylactic bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction procedures.
A frequent topic of discussion is the difficulty sleeping post surgery. This seems particularly difficult while going through the tissue expansion process for breast reconstruction. Sleeping on your back is really the only option. But I HATE sleeping on my back. So I’m a bit worried about the inability to get some much needed rest after my surgery next week.
One common recommendation from the women who have gone before me was the use of the Leachco Back ‘N Belly Body Pillow. It’s a bit of an investment but unquestionably a good one. It appears to be largely used during pregnancy so I’m guessing some of you may be familiar with this uniquely shaped sleeping aid.
I haven’t used it yet but what I can tell you is that this thing is huge! And really quite awkward. I’m going to give it a trial run tonight to see how well I can sleep on my back with it.
It feels kind of weird trying to snuggle up to this thing. And since it will be sharing my bed with me, I feel like I should name it. :) Any suggestions?