Hello ladies, sorry for being MIA. Firstly congratulations to Kitty, Nirok, JB, Simpson and thanks for sharing your incredible stories! There are also some beautiful pics of gorgeous bubbies!
Baby front, she is doing great. Eating every 3 hours at 90ml / she has been increasing everyday though. Today was my real due date! Bubs is now a week old.
One of the reasons why i haven't been on here is ( after getting discharged on Sun) I am in constant excruciating pain where the incisions made. It is extremely painful ESP one side ( I feel it swollen there too and dh said its getting redder everday). I have been crying almost all day yest and very sensitive and short fused with DH, anything he says and iam in tears, simply because iam in so much pain. Dh is doing a fantastic job, he slept in hosp everyday did every feed and change and still is the one who wakes up for night feeds as getting around for me is too painful. DH has spoken to OB who had said that the pain shd be manageable now so we are seeing him on Fri. But Ob is great. In fact he wanted to keep me in on Sun too but I just wanted to come home.
I can lightly touch my incision on one side and it feels swollen, the pain is like its on fire. I am on panadol, voltaren which is absolutely not doing anything and Oxycodone (every 4 hrs administered in the hosp but cut back alot at home since I only have 20 and taking it sparingly ) I was on this at the hosp plus a long release drug and tramadol (sometimes) It makes me even more upset thinking that something is really wrong with me and feel stupid that nobody here has really complained about unbearable pain. Iam not sure if its the roll of my belly that sits on the stitches that's actually hindering recovery or it has been only one week so its natural to be in pain? Standing up is a killer, I walk around doubled up mostly leaning on things every so often, nevertheless I do my small walks.
Iam very lucky that bubs is very placid, she sleeps through the day and evening but is a bit a night owl after midnight so we have sort of solved it by trying to keep her up evenings and early part of night. She does do dummy for comfort sucking but we are able to distinguish hunger. So she's all good but mummy's a mess with pain. I hope I havent pulled something, but the nurses said that one side tends to hurt more where the OB has been standing with the retractor during op. anyone else was in pain one week in? And what's with the crying and being mad and impatient with dh ? He took us out for a short drive to the parklands this arvo to get me out of the house which was good. My sisters here handling meals and domestics with dh so at least I can rest that way. I feel so sorry for dh as he is doing alot and probably going through his own emotions and walking on egg shells around me. But he won't complain how tired he is but I know and I still can't help being agitated by him even when he is trying to help me. This pain is controlling me.
so sorry for the long me post.