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Majority use ear "cut out" pillow for FL???

Majority use ear "cut out" pillow for FL???

Postby nariz » Sun Aug 12, 2007 7:27 pm

Hey all,
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.
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Postby nicoledh » Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:38 am

These pillows are very popular after a facelift and they are very useful if you are a side sleeper. You can buy one right here are Make Me Heal through the link below:

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Postby CactusFlower » Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:17 pm

I wish I had known about these pillows before my FL 10 weeks ago. I am a side sleeper as well and I was miserable. Buy one---trust me!
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Postby stellaluna » Wed Aug 15, 2007 3:55 am

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.
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Postby tinareed » Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:08 am

Try one of those pillows they sell to use on the airplane. You can buy them dirt cheap and it saved me the pain my ears felt lying on them.
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Postby Marcy » Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:45 pm

Is it OK to sleep on your side after a facelift while healing? Will it make your face swell? I've been sleeping in a recliner with one of those "U" shaped pillows under my neck and staying on my back.

Can I sleep on my side now? 2 1/2 weeks post. :)

Sorry to butt in here..was curious if I can buy one of those ear pillows now. Thanks
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Airline-type neck pillows are the best...

Postby lucysmom » Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:53 am

I found those U-shaped pillows at the mall that had little pellets in it...very supportive and comfy. In fact, I still sleep with it--even though my FL was over a year ago!

(By the way, I bought the wedge pillow from the MMH website and it totally did not work for me at all. But the MMH pre and post op vitamins are great.)

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Postby stellaluna » Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:05 pm

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.
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Postby Marcy » Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:09 pm

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. :)
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Postby stellaluna » Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:52 am

It did not make my face swell up to sleep on my side. The way this pillow worked out, I could rest more on my head behind my ear rather than on my face so much.

It is a memory foam pillow and you know how they have the neck "hills" ? I worked with those to keep my head in position.
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Postby nariz » Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:38 am

stellaluna,
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!!!
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Postby stellaluna » Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:26 pm

Nariz,
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.
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Postby maria00 » Thu Aug 30, 2007 3:15 pm

nariz

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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Postby LYNJU » Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:36 am

ANY HELP WITH WHAT MAKES YOU COMFIE AFTER A NECKLIFT AND UPPER/LOWER EYELIFT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. THERE SEEM TO BE AN OVERWHELMING AMOUNT OF PRODUCT. THANKS.
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