I do try to spend two or three hours on the bed, laying on my stomach, as that is my usual sleeping position, so I'm hopefully giving the sores some relief from pressure, but it depends at the moment what mood I'm in also. I've been quite depressed lately, and when my dressing has been done, I like to go out and try and get my mind onto something else.
I tried having my dressing done in my other bredroom recently as I thought taking the negativity away from my bedroom would help me sleep better, as my bedroom is where I have the dressing done each day, and I experience pain, and then I smash my head in with alcohol at night. Trouble is my room has a bed in it which raises and lowers, so it has to be that bed it is done on.
The main problem is keeping the dressing on because, I move from A to be and that causes the dressing to come off, so it never actually stays on for the full duration between visits. That then makes it more painful, and I don't want to waste every day laying on my bed.
My only means of getting around indoors or outdoors is in a powered wheelchair, so I'm only able to lay down to change my position. I do lift myself up off the cushion in the chair(which says it is supposed to be a pressure relieving cushion) but because I had to have my left buttock rotated some years ago, because of a previous large pressure sore caused by a crash diet, so now I lean to the left.
My GP prescribed me some Diazapam as an anti-spasmodic as I was getting stomach spasms when I thought about certain things related to the dressing changes and when I knew the nurse was on her way, but they don't seem to make much difference.
I made the mistake a few days ago. of telling my Mum how I was feeling, and as is typical of my Mum, she gave me a self help book.