Lifted my 4 year old 13 days after BR. Damage? Please help.

  • Pumpkin03
  • 2 years ago

I had a BR 13 days ago.  Yesterday, I lifted my 37 pound little girl because I got in a rush and my body got ahead of my brain.  Ugh.  Put her down and made sure all looked well and it did.  I had a few sharp pains in my left side and it *may* have swollen a bit bigger than it had been by last night, but nothing drastic.  And there *may* be a tiny bruise that wasn't there.  I know I'm splitting hairs here.  No bleeding or issues with the incisions, though.   I called the PS and his assistant basically said, "what's done is done.  He'll check it next time."  NOT comforting.  If there don't appear to be any major issues now 30 hours later is it probably ok?  Have I risked the outcome or just possibly prolonged the healing and swelling going down?  I know the instructions are not to lift for 6 weeks but I want to know what the risk is if you do. Any help would be appreciated...thanks!!

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I am 8 days, and yesterday I drove and did laundry....today I am in so much pain, and so swollen :( lesson learned=pay attention to dr's orders!!!!
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I also had a 35# daughter and a 6 months old at the time of my BR. I had no choice, i had to pick them up, bathe them, feed them, get them off to daycare and such. I did it all, slowly, but without any issues at all. I healed just fine. Women are more resiliant than we give ourselves credit for, our bodys are strong, and there isnt much they cant take
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Thanks - I think it's ok, although all they said is that it "could affect your shape." Hoping at this point it hasn't since things look ok. Now just hoping that I will shrink more - not sure how much shrinkage to go - I'm 4 weeks post now...
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I am 3 weeks. Did some laundry and made beds today. I am having a few twinges. Must of did to much. It's so hard to sit around when chores need done. Probably real hard for you with a little one. I hope I shrink more also. Doc appt tomorrow.
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Pumpkin How you doing after the scare with lifting your little girl?
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I am going to work after 2 1/2 weeks off. My PS said if I notice any swelling that is a sign I am over doing it. So you probably are ok. You just overdid it. I keep lifting things without thinking too. It's hard. Hope you are ok!
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Try not to worry too much about this, although I know it's hard. I have been reading a great deal of these forums and one lady, not sure who or in what thread, said she did something similar and actually felt a 'pop' on one side, and then she had a small bruise there the following day. She said she has been massaging her scars daily, and the bruise is aoready getting smaller. It looked like a little black and blue mark. So, if you don't see any visible signs, then I wouldn't worry too much, and try to use your brain FIRST next time. :) I can imagine that it's hard when you have a little one... Best of luck in your continued healing.
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