Hoping to Feel Better About Myself Soon! - Buffalo, NY
- updated 2 months ago
I'm 32 years old and have 3 little girls who are...
- 17 Apr 2013
- 2 months pre
I'm 32 years old and have 3 little girls who are 6, 3, and 12 months. All 3 were C-Sections and my recovery was relatively easy with the last 2. I've been really disappointed with my belly area since baby number 3. I have a lot of extra skin and also an umbilical hernia that needs repair. I've been working out consistently and watching my diet for the last year and I just can't lose the tummy! I'm nervous, scared, and a little stressed. I'm mostly concerned about making sure I have enough help with my kids. I'm getting a tad impatient trying to schedule my surgery! I've been playing phone tag with the office since Monday to schedule. I was hoping for a date in May, but the PS is completely booked. I might be able to get June 4th, but if not I will have to do July 23 if it works out for the general surgeon who will be repairing my hernia. I was hoping the PS office would call me back today to let me know. I don't want to be a pain and keep calling, but I want to get this scheduled!
My family is going on vacation from July 12-21 so I can't do anything later than June 4 because I don't know if I'll be able to handle the drive (I had the option of June 18 - I think that's cutting it too close to vacation?). We are going to the Outer Banks, NC and with the kids it will be at least 14 hours in the car - ick! I guess that's all for now...I'm sure I'll have a million questions soon!
Patience pays off! Scheduled for June 4 - yikes!!
- 18 Apr 2013
- 2 months pre
My PreOp is next week May 20. I don't have too...
- 13 May 2013
- 22 days pre
- 3 Jun 2013
- 1 day pre
- 7 Jun 2013
- 3 days post
I feel sort of bad for my ps - this has never happened to one of his patients before! He came to see me Wednesday and Thursday in the hospital and you could tell he felt really bad.
Needless to say I'm not sure which end is up right now! Lol. The pain was rough on day 1 but I think a lot of that had to do with throwing up. It's been kept pretty well under control.
Getting tired again, will update soon.
I forgot...my ps took off a pound of skin!!
- 7 Jun 2013
- 3 days post
- 8 Jun 2013
- 4 days post
Differences between TT and C-Section - PO Day 5
- 9 Jun 2013
- 5 days post
I think that the hardest part is the limited mobility and movement. You can really only sit/lay in a certain position without feeling like you're pulling something the wrong way and it makes it very difficult to get comfortable. My back and butt are really bothering me because I can't change to more comfortable positions. Because of my discomfort, I've been far crankier and emotional than I was when recovering from my c/s. I could also shower and didn't have drains which also make a huge difference.
The drains, while not difficult to deal with and aren't gross, are just a PITA. There is really no way to pin them to your compression garment in a way that they don't stick out. And I have baggy clothes, but not baggy enough to hide the drains. I have a recital for my girls to go to in 1 week and I have no clue what I'll wear if I still have a drain in!
With this, it's much more mental than the c/s. I don't know if its because you want the baby out so much, you're excited about the baby, no one really "chooses" a c/s - but the mental aspect is different. I have definitely felt for the past 2 days that I'm an idiot for doing this, what was I thinking, etc. Which seems to be very, very normal for this stage in my recovery. But it's still tough to go through. I am really, really eager to have my appointment with my PS tomorrow afternoon. I wish it was in the morning!!!
1 drain removed - yay!
- 10 Jun 2013
- 6 days post
PS says everything is healing well. Still need to do nothing for at least 2 more weeks. Today has been a much better day. Feeling better than yesterday, for sure. I know I need to post pictures - I will once I have the courage to take them.
- 17 Jun 2013
- 13 days post
- 20 Jun 2013
- 16 days post
3 weeks post op
- 26 Jun 2013
- 22 days post
Not sure about my BB :(
- 28 Jun 2013
- 24 days post
It has been awhile! 4 months Post Op
- 18 Oct 2013
- 4 months post