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Estimable Member
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Posts: 232
09/12/2017 11:25 pm  

Not fully healed but figure I'll add some of the things that helped in the hospital. 

- Ask for extra pillows. I used a pair under my thighs to elevate my buttocks off the bed. Kind of floated my rectum a little when I raised my head or foot.

- Frog legs. Laying with my legs up as close to my butt as I could with knees splayed open. Seriously comfortable.

- If you sleep on your side ask for two pillows for behind to prop you up. One pillow for between your legs and one to hug.

- Consider a hemmrhoid cushion, it will take a bit before even one of those is comfy. The cutout allows the poor former rectal area to not have any pressure on it.

Crohn's Colitis, Ilieostomy, Proctocolectomy November 2017

Robert and VeganOstomy liked
Joined:4 years  ago
Posts: 865
10/12/2017 12:45 am  

Great tips, Felicity! 

After I had my surgery, I picked up a gel cushion for the car - really good investment! 

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~

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