Here I think is the fundamental misunderstanding that has to be addressed. The fundamental orientation of a person does not change after death. This is what it means that there is no repentance (ie change of heart) after death. It is set at the moment of separation of the soul from the body.
This, of course, is the majority report within both Eastern and Western Christianity. But there is also a minority report, represented by such Church Fathers as St Gregory Nyssen and St Isaac of Ninevah, as well as by contemporary figures such as Fr. Sergius Bulgakov, Met. Kallistos Ware, and Met. Hilarion Alfeyev.
If personal re-orientation is impossible after death, does this mean that the damned have lost their free will?