Monday, August 30, 2010

post tx milestone:

sleeping on one's side.

observe:
Since I usually sleep on my side, this past month of sleeping while carefully positioned flat on my back has been less than ideal for ... say... my back! But today I successfully napped on my side. I was out like a light! But, I slept too long and good that way because I was sore on that side for about an hour when I woke up. However, I think it was worth it. I was sleeping on my left side, which hasn't had surgery since the original 7/27. My right side, deeply traumatized til 8/11, is a total no sleep zone.

on that note, goodnight!

7 comments:

  1. Yay for sleeping on your side!!!

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  2. best. milestone. ever.

    i remember being more grateful for this than i was for that first sip of water post-vent. no joke. my back was DONE.

    do i even need to mention how super cute you look in this picture, or is that just pointing out the obvious? beth, you not only look like a rockstar, but you ARE a rockstar, in every sense of the word (except for, you know, the one that might imply that you sing rock songs in front of tons of people) ;)

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  3. Man, I totally agree. Sleeping on my left side was like, THE moment for me. I can't tell you how long I tried to arrange pillows that made it possible to sleep on my side with the chest tubes still in, but I remember the first time I REALLY slept on my side. Relief. I'm so happy for you CG. You look great. Once you're all better, I'm coming to Boston to meet you.
    Love
    BR from Chi

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  4. It's nice to hear from you more often! Sounds like things are progressing! Now, get some food moving and you'll be outa' there!!! :)

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  5. That's Great News!
    You Look Great!

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  6. Awesome!

    I'm a side sleeper myself, so I know just how great a milestone this is.

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  7. A you're adorable!

    Happy sideways.

    xxxooo

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