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Trying to get all supplies, did most of you use and buy a foam pillow that you cut out a space for your ears to go? I'm a side sleeper and don't plan on being able to do that for a while but I've read posts about people using them.
After a few days I was going crazy not being able to at least rest on my side. I couldn't find anything I liked locally so I cut a foam pillow in half and cut an "earhole" in it. It actually worked very well and was comfortable.
I would also get a neck pillow. Several people on here have talked about using one to help them sleep on their backs and I could see how it would be very helpful.
stellaluna wrote:Marcy, It hurt my ears to sleep on my side until just recently...8 weeks later. That is why I "made" my ear pillow described above.
I ordered one of the pillows that have a groove for the ears..however..I was wondering...I'm 2 1/2 weeks post...Do you think sleeping on my side will make my face swell up? I would LOVE to get back on my side..but..am afraid of swelling. What do you think? Thanks.
lipo-u/l abs, flanks & upper back, u/l bleph..upcoming face lift and lip aug on August10th.
Did you cut one of those memory foam pillows in two? The kind that have the hump on one side?? I was thinking of a flat foam one and cutting an ear hole out of that...I can't stand sleeping on my back!!!
Yes, that's exactly what I did. I went to one store...actually sent my husband in...and he brought a couple of pillows that they had out for me to see. They weren't right and I wasn't up for anymore "shopping".
I went home and got the idea to make my own and it worker\d out really well. I just cut the pillow in half and then measured where I wanted the ear hole and cut that.
I used it until just recently because it hurt my ears to sleep on them and because I could avoid being on the side of my face (no real reason for that,,,just seemed like a good idea!).
I'm glad I have it because my ps really wants to do an earlobe reduction on me and I have that scheduled in 3 weeks so I know I'll need it again.
I had to sleep in a reclining position with 3 pillows under my head for 2 weeks. My ps gave me sleeping pills to help with this. I have a very fluffy pillow and had no problems sleeping on my side after the 2 week period. If anyone uses a pillow, make sure it's fluffy or it will hurt and pull on your new incisions.
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