Patient Comments: Tired after Surgery - Sleep


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Comment from: Di, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: February 05

For 3 weeks post total knee replacement I had sleep deprivation for sure; and constipation issues. Helps to read others' comments.

Comment from: Judith , 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 27

Not really. Unable to sleep after surgery because pain keeps waking me up. Pain pills have constipated me. Very uncomfortable feeling. Only time I feel more comfortable is while lying in bed. Even if I can't sleep.

Comment from: Active Lady, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: September 17

I had surgery in September and yes, I do feel very tired even in the morning after breakfast. I do think that some of the medication is responsible but think rest and sleep are part of the healing process.

Comment from: Insomnia, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 25

I have been an insomniac my whole life but after the surgery I was still prescribed my regular sleep medicines plus pain killers and anti-inflammatory drugs. I had done the worst possible. Two days after surgery I came home and continued to take all my medicines and sleep was very difficult with the full leg metal support. I went into an orthopedic inter care hospital for 2 weeks and same medicines and fragmented sleep. Now 12 weeks post-surgery I am always fatigued. I just can't get quality sleep.

Comment from: Tired dude, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: March 21

It is going on 3 weeks since I had my gallbladder removed and I sleep a lot. It had gotten to the point where it caused liver jaundice and a real bad case of pancreatitis. I have had 3 total hip replacements and 2 lower spinal fusions so I thought I was a veteran in the surgery world. But this has left me exhausted on a molecular level. And I don't know how to explain it any other way.

Comment from: jkp1111, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 23

I had a retro pubic sling surgery done 12 days ago. I went back to work after 7 days. My job is standing and talking a lot but I can't stop sleeping when I get home from work. I slept 14 hours last night and have been up for two hours (coffee too) and now I want to sleep again. I have no energy to do the work I need to do on my days off either. I am worried how long this will last, it's a huge struggle for me.

Comment from: Jerry, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: August 13

It is now 3 weeks post my surgery and my lassitude remains unabated. I sleep 16 hours a day and am still tired.

Comment from: Upstate, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 24

I am not sure if the question relates to the hospital stay or sleeping at home. I was slow to wake up in recovery (took 2 hours), slept about 4 hours that night. I have difficulty sleeping at home.

Comment from: NannyP, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 12

I had cataract surgery 9 days ago. The operation went well, but I find it very hard to keep awake for more than a couple of hours.

Comment from: linda57, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 27

I had what I thought was a minor eye surgery for band keratopathy in February of 2018. I did pass out but was not completely out. I had some bleeding but not a lot. It has been one month now and I am totally exhausted all the time. I have rapid and irregular heartbeat, I sleep about 8 hours a night and take 2 or 3 naps a day that last from 2 to 3 hours each. I had to travel by car with my irritable husband driving 4 times in the last 3 months from Fresno to San Francisco which was extremely stressful. I get winded doing the slightest household chores (laundry, dishes). I am 60 years old but not overweight or otherwise unhealthy. I do spend way too much time on the computer out of boredom. Every time I eat, I fall asleep shortly after. This article helped me understand what may be going on. Thank you.


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