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We're all different, and you should consult your surgeon's office regarding any pain like the one you're describing. I can tell you this. The incision at the left rib took well over two weeks to become pain free. When I questioned my surgeon about
why, he said that it is the port where most of the surgical tool manipulation occurred.
Actually, I was alway a left-side sleeper before my surgery. I ended up getting used to back sleeping, as when I slept on my left side I had pain. Actually this continued into my second year post op, when I went to sleep on my side, at some time during the night I'd be awakened by pain. As soon as I moved off my side, the pain subsided.
I chalked it up to possible adhesions that pull when I'm on that side. Fortunately at 4 years post-op I'm sleeping on my left side comfortably again.
Be sure to let us know what your surgeon tells you!
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