Hi Embroidery Queen,
Welcome to the Healing Well Wrapped Club! Are you still sleeping with the head of your bed elevated, or are you flat? If you aren't elevated, you might find it more comfortable as you heal. Are you taking pain meds at bedtime? That might be helpful as well.
It's totally understandable that you are having some pain when turning over in bed. Your insides have been manhandled, and inside you've had major, major surgery. I'm not sure if your surgeon warned you, but your wrap becomes increasingly swollen over the first two or so weeks. This can create more pain, as well as difficulty swallowing. This will subside as you continue to heal.
As long as the pain is in response to a move or change in position, and doesn't stay with you all the time, I don't think it indicates a problem. Of course, if you ever have a pain or symptom that is bothering you a lot, be sure to contact your surgeon. That's why he/she gets paid the big bucks!
Once your wrap has more time to heal, you'll start being more comfortable.
It takes a full 6 months for most of the healing and a year for the rest. It will take time to get back to normal, but if you can surrender to your recovery and follow its lead, you'll find it much easier. You can't rush this process...just go with the flow!
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