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Hello all, I am 72 and like many of you have had a TKR and suffered with pain and still am, I was wondering if it all happens at bedtime to you all, I ask this because that’s what I have had to put up with in the last 6 weeks. Excruciating pain in bed, I had my operation 6 weeks today 09/05/16 and up until last night 08/05/16 I could not sleep at night and can tell you all why we have all suffered in this way.
As you all know when we go to bed our bodies sink into the mattress which is normal and lovely for a good night’s sleep but it’s not good if you have had a TKR, this is because when the body sinks into the mattress the nerves stretch and gives us the terrible pain.
Well last night I decided to try a different bed to sleep in and can tell you all that it’s the best night’s sleep I have had in the last six weeks by doing the following.
I got a duvet and folded it in half, laid in on the bedroom floor / carpet, put two pillows against the skirting board and a few more on the side of me in case I needed them, laid on the duvet, put a pillow between my knees, duvet over me and slept all night without any pain, got up once to use the loo, this morning I am fresh and happy as Larry
If you are one that is suffering pain from a TKR I suggest you take your meds and try it for a pain free good night’s sleep, worth giving up the bed for.
If you try it please come back and tell us all how you got on
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