Quoting Shayna Santos:" I just had my first one Monday oct 1st. Im in so much pain i can barley move or walk, im literally in tears...is there anything i can do to make it better? i feel like im dying!!!"
Quoting bazinga!:" Stay on top of your pain meds. Take it easy, but don't just lay around; I found that made recovery worse ... [snip!] ... Thing I kept forgetting was to roll out of bed rather than try to sit up (like when he cried in the middle of the night)"I am having one on the 19th of Nov for my Twins due to cord insertion point on Twin A isnt regular so its risky for vaginal. But anyway. I kinda rollsit when I get out of bed. I dont just roll onto my side then push myself up (right now it hurts my hips) and even before I was pregnant I would kinda rollsit to get to DS in the middle of the night when he woke up instead of just kinda rolling then pushing sideways to sit up or rolling onto my feet from the bed and letting gravity help get me the right way up. Do you think the rollsit up policy I adopted (unintentionally) will be very painful or do you think I will adjust to a regular roll onto my side or straight up again once they get here. I notice it more while pregnant that I rollsit. Just curious because I dont really know what to expect.
Quoting bazinga!:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Regina Stevenson:</b>" I am having one on the 19th of Nov for ... [snip!] ... get the epi! Wait until the epi's working otherwise that smurf hurts! My nurses asked me what I preferred but not all will."
Quoting Regina Stevenson:" Why the hell would I want and or need a Catheter???
Because I went to the toilet 6 times from the time my waters broke until I got the epidural, and I still managed to pee on three separate people - excluding myself! - before they decided he was coming out via emergency c-section.
As for the walking yourself to the OR - they won't let you, it's an Occ Health & Safety issue. Not the least of which, it's highly likely you won't be walking until at least the next morning. Some people go longer, but I was up for a wee and a shower. Once you have that Epi in, there is no control of the bladder, let alone your legs! You can push, but that's about as far as it goes. And I never felt the Catheter (got it in after the Epi) when they put it in or took it out.
By all means, be as determined as you like to get straight back on the horse the second the baby's out, but please.. Don't be too disappointed if you can not. I've only heard of 1 woman walking within 2 hours of a c-section, and she was a smoker who had smoked all thru the pregnancy, refusing to give up, and she was down having a cigarette within 2 hours of the baby being born. (Not even going there, I disagree with so much of that!!)
Quoting paperduck56:" "I plan on being stubborn lol. Its in my nature. And like I said my Dr hasnt told me smurf as to what will be happening that day so I have no idea about anything. And when I was in labor with my son 4 yrs ago I got the epi and never wet myself. Mind you I did when I started pushing but the Dr straight up said we should have put a cath in she had to go and I never realized it until they said something. But anywho back to the C-section crap. I dont know what is going on all I know is the day I am to have it done, what time I need to be signed in by at L&D and was told that if everything goes according to plan my boys will be here roughly an hour and a half after I check in. SO I go in and get checked in at 6am on the 19th of Nov and then they will be here shortly after 7:30 am is what I have been told. Other than that I have been told NOTHING!!!