use pain medications.
You are well out of luck then as it is a 6 week recovery surgery. A fair proportion of post op surgery pain should be gone fairly quickly, but you cannot sleep on it for at least 6 weeks. If it feels like it is dragging on your body when lying down, support your arm with one or more pillows (or whatever) and do your best.
Have you gone for your post-op visit and complained about your inability to sleep?
Are you receiving physical therapy?
Those would be the 2 people to voice your concerns.
6 weeks is pretty long fot having acute issues so you better make sure they are all up-to-date.
Have you had insomnia before?
Sleep deprivation does make pain worse.
It also lowers your immune systems and energy levels so you don't want it to become chronic.
Drink lots of fluids and take vitamins esp vitamin C, Carbohydrates and Protein. They all are needed for wound healing.
Try Melatonin (OTC) it's a natural sleep-aid and works for someone not having been on sleep script meds.
Feel better and follow PT directions to the letter !
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