How is everyone sleeping?

Hey, how has everyone been sleeping? Have you had any difficulty sleeping or do you have any tips for getting a good nights sleep with a stoma? 

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  • Since my surgery I can't sleep. I'm not sure why, I'm almost scared of it! I've not found a way to get comfortable, I put a pillow under my knees and use three so I'm raised up a bit. My stoma just seems to get sore whatever I do. Did anyone else get anxious after surgery? What helped? Any tips to get comfy?
  • I can only speak about what I went though, but initially I was scared of laying on the stoma and damaging it. For a while, I slept with a travel pillow under stoma, so it acted like a cushion, but it never really helped and so it was disused.

    I know it's not for everyone, but have you tried sleeping on your back?

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  • I can only speak about what I went though, but initially I was scared of laying on the stoma and damaging it. For a while, I slept with a travel pillow under stoma, so it acted like a cushion, but it never really helped and so it was disused.

    I know it's not for everyone, but have you tried sleeping on your back?

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