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  • KathieT has replied to a post on the message board

    I don't think you will regret giving the pillow a try. The Medcline pillow is made of memory foam and is very comfortable.  Before I ordered it, someone lent me a hard foam wedge and it was not comfortable at all so I gave it back. This has been a topic of conversation on the Smartpatients website also.  Some people can't sleep on their left sides and some can't sleep on their right.  It seems to...

    December 21, 2018 view post
    • KathieT has replied to a post on the message board

      I love and swear by my Medcline wedge.  I had an esophagectomy in July 2015 and got the pillow in October 2016 (it was pricey and I think I was waiting to see if I survived long enough to justify it). I sleep with it every night and it has held up very well.  I did not get the body pillow, just the wedge and put my own pillow on top of it.  I find that I have the least reflux if I sleep on my left side...

      December 20, 2018 view post
      • KathieT has replied to a post on the message board

        My esophagectomy was in July 2015 and I had not had much problem with aspiration at night once I started sleeping on my Medcline wedge in October of 2016.  Now since the first of the year, I have been having bile reflux (I think, it certainly is bitter and awful) several times per week.  I have not changed my diet and it does not seem to matter what I have eaten and how close to bedtime.  I have tried ...

        March 01, 2018 view post
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