I am on about week 7 now i think from surgery. Sleeping was not easy as i am a side sleeper switching from side to side throughout the night. Was too sore to sleep like that after the op and had to sleep on my back. I too still get the nerves about having leaks etc at night. Have not had any problems like that but do find myself getting up a couple times at night to go to the bathroom which sucks. I am hoping that as time goes by i will be able to sleep more. Last night i took a loperimide tablet before bed but i didnt notice much difference.
I dont wear anything to bed so maybe if i had some boxers on or something i might feel more secure.
I am hoping that once i am backat work (in the next week or so i think) i will be so tired by bed time i will sleep a lot better!
All the best :)
Yeah i am in the UK - couldnt think of a good screen name!
I am a little paraniod but as i havent had a problem yet and i seem to wake myself up when it needs emptying i dont worry too much. before my surgery my UC was quite quiet ( i waited till i was strong to have the op), so getting up in the night in a way is a step back for me - but no more UC so that far out weighs that.
Jackie - all the best for your back to work day, i will be thinking of you. Let us know how you get on. Dont worry about emptying - i find it far easier than going to a public bathroom with UC.
Once you get farther along in your recovery, you'll be able to sleep on your stomach! I have always slept on mine and don't have a problem with it...should your pouch fill up, you body knows to turn itself!! I usually wake up on my back when that happens:)
You could try gas-x before bed...it does help And as far as working and your pouch filling up with air, try a pouch with a filter...they aren't all created equal and some WORK better than others, but I wouldn't use any other type of pouch!!!