To be freaked out by my c section scar..?
Showering in the early days and the water etc on the area made me feel sick.. I almost threw up when my stitches were removed.. Talking/thinking about my stitches being removed makes me feel sick.. I've just taken the gauze off that the nurse told me to leave on for as long as possible and now showering makes me feel uneasy again.. I want to look at it because I'm intrigued but I cannot even think about it without feeling sick..
I actually didn't even want to remove the gauze.. I would have been happy to leave that on forever lol.. I kind of became attached to it..
I don't know, I'm rambling now..
Has anyone else felt even remotely similar..? Tell me it passes!!
ETA: I'm 5 weeks post op..
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19-05-2014 23:33 #1Senior Member
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Is it normal..
Last edited by bunnyderu; 20-05-2014 at 00:06.
20-05-2014 00:18 #2
Hi bunnyderu, yes it passed for me. You've been through a major operation and it's changed your body. Of course it takes time to adjust. Be gentle on yourself.
Was there anything emotionally traumatic about your birth? That could affect how you view your scar. But even if there wasn't, it's still a big thing to have gone through. Might be worth chatting it all through with someone close to you.
20-05-2014 02:24 #3
Once the gauze is off and it's cleaned up you will be surprised by how small and clean it really is. I got an infection at the wound site so had to pay particular attention to cleaning and drying it, but now I completely forget it's there at all.
20-05-2014 14:39 #4Senior Member
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20-05-2014 14:56 #5
In the early days I didn't feel squeamish or sick at the sight of it, but I didn't really like to look at it, as it was the biggest scar I had on my body and it took a bit of getting used to seeing it. I wasn't too keen on touching that area for a while either, as I didn't like the loss of sensation/feeling there and that took a bit of getting used to.
Op, try and get as much and air and sun to the scar when you feel up to it, as it really does help with the healing process and in time it will get better (the sight of it etc), but it is very early days though.
Congrats on your bub too!
20-05-2014 15:02 #6
I was the same! I am a squeamish person and it was no different it being my own wound site, ick!! Even the thought of having the stitches out, 2 years later, makes my skin crawl.
I went to my GP at abour 4 weeks post CS (for a different reason) and had him check my scar while I was there, and then again at OB office at 6 week check. They were both reassuring, it helped.
Congratulations and good luck x
21-05-2014 14:18 #7-
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Yep I was the same and believe it or not I am a practice nurse and deal with wounds, even csection wounds on a daily basis. It is different when it is your own body! I had the same reaction when I had hip surgery too.
Last edited by Tippytoes; 21-05-2014 at 14:34.
21-05-2014 15:55 #8
I was the same! I had my second cesarean 5 weeks ago and have only just started looking at my scar. It just freaks me out but after awhile it doesnt worry me and I forget all about it
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21-05-2014 16:06 #9
Totally normal! I have a phobia of pretty much everything hospital/operation/medical procedure related and had no desire whatsoever to see my scar. I was the same when I had my thyroid removed, totally avoided looking at it until it was well healed. I found once I was fully recovered and others had said it was looking good that I could look at it and not freak out. Now it is absolutely tiny and barely visible, though I'll be sliced open again in a couple of months
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21-05-2014 16:15 #10
Yeah I don't like looking at mine either - kinda grateful my new mummy tummy covers it when I look in the mirror!
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