C-SECTIONS

Hey everyone! Well I had my son already He was born on December 26th at 8:54pm by emergency c-section. He was coming out face up, which lead to a lot of complications in my natural birthing...

My question is to those who have had a c-section. I understand that it is a major surgery, but I'm wondering how long it took for you to be back "in commission" lol!! I was able to get up and walk around the next day, they put me on solids early. I had him Wednesday evening and was let out Friday afternoon cause' I was healing so well. My staples got taken out last Wednesday, but I'm still getting an extremely sharp pain only on my right side, at the end of the incision.... I am not sure if this is normal...

I've been told it takes up to a year to completely heal internally... and only a few months to heal externally ...
Stephanie

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What do you mean by "in commission"? Sex? 5-6 weeks for that, and go S-L-O-W.

As for feeling back to yourself...it took me probably a whole year to feel totally healed after each of my 3 c-secs.

It's very common to have that shooting pain on the right side. That's where the surgical retractors go during the surgery, and most surgeons are right-handed and stand on that side, so that side gets a lot of stretching and manipulation of the wound, so therefore a lot of nerve damage. I still get occasional shooting/sharp pains in the right side of my scars, even years later.

Congrats on your new baby!
I found that it took me 3 weeks before I was feeling good and by 6 weeks I was feeling great. I still have some numbness in my incision area 3 years later but it's not uncomfortable.
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I found that it took me 3 weeks before I was feeling good and by 6 weeks I was feeling great. I still have some numbness in my incision area 3 years later but it's not uncomfortable.
Originally Posted by Katherine Naomi
i didn't have c-sections, but two of my friends have and years later, they both say they still have slight loss of feeling around the incision area.

they were both walking around at home without help a few days after returning home. 2 weeks after returning home, they were walking, standing and sitting like nothing ever happened.
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I'm 7 months out & was sore for about 3 months I'd say. I could get around after about 3 weeks. Before that, i was useless.
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Nearly 4 years since my last c-section and I still get twinges occasionally. Don't overdo it or you'll end up with adhesions like I have!

Congratulations on your son!
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I would say it was 3 weeks before I felt like I could get out and do some stuff. 6 weeks I was feeling a lot better.....but as for sex...we tried at 6weeks but Ouch. I think it was a while longer before sex wasn't painful.

I do however wish I had started try to do some type of mild working out around 2 months. I still have numbness and it's been 16 months.

Just be careful. You just had major surgery.
I go out for short walks around my neighborhood now, at about two and a half weeks out. I just move very slowly and try to rest as much as possible. I'm not having much pain in the incision area, but the skin above the incision feels a little tender.

How do you know if you have adhesions?
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From what my doctor told me, adhesions occur when the tissues don't heal like they should and end up healing onto organs and muscle. I complained at my last annual exam about the pain I get when I sneeze or move the wrong way, and she said it was because of adhesions. I didn't take it easy and let everything heal the right way.
God doesn't give special kids to special parents. He takes ordinary, imperfect people, and gifts them with his greatest treasures. And therein, he creates special parents.

What do you mean by "in commission"? Sex? 5-6 weeks for that, and go S-L-O-W.

As for feeling back to yourself...it took me probably a whole year to feel totally healed after each of my 3 c-secs.

It's very common to have that shooting pain on the right side. That's where the surgical retractors go during the surgery, and most surgeons are right-handed and stand on that side, so that side gets a lot of stretching and manipulation of the wound, so therefore a lot of nerve damage. I still get occasional shooting/sharp pains in the right side of my scars, even years later.

Congrats on your new baby!
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
Congrats on the new baby!

I had NO idea about the retractors causing this pain! When I had my daughter and I was healing, I remember saying that it felt like a tugging/pulling on that side, and it HURT. Of course, I would go in and they would say that everything looked fine. My doctor stood on the right side of me when he did my surgery, so this makes sense!

It took me a few weeks to really feel like I was getting around okay, but even longer to really feel HEALED.
I know that you're past this point, but I was up and walking within 12 hours of my surgery. My IV and cath BOTH needed to be re-inserted because while I could walk, I still couldn't pee. The put in the cath and more than two liters of urine came out. I have never felt so good after peeing in MY LIFE.

Just take it easy for as long as you have to, and do not rush into anything. It's a HUGE surgery and your body totally needs time to heal.
I know that you're past this point, but I was up and walking within 12 hours of my surgery. My IV and cath BOTH needed to be re-inserted because while I could walk, I still couldn't pee. The put in the cath and more than two liters of urine came out. I have never felt so good after peeing in MY LIFE.

Just take it easy for as long as you have to, and do not rush into anything. It's a HUGE surgery and your body totally needs time to heal.
Originally Posted by M2LR&Co.
Ditto on this. I wasn't up walking for almost 24 hours but I was almost re-cathed. Not fun. Please take it easy...it's a huge surgery.
You were able to walk the next day? Wow! I was like an old lady for at least 3 days
It has been almost 4 months now, and I popped a stitch at some point and needed some kind of shot for it at my 6 week follow up. It's still incredibly itchy and I feel numbness and some pain once in a while - definitely too often. I was able to have sex within 2 weeks or so because I felt ready. ETA that's probably how I popped that stitch. :lol

Well let me say, after my c-section it was a good long while. But let me explain that I didn't get the c-section with the cute little horizontal scar down below the hips, I had the from the belly button all the way down vertical one so I had a lot of healing to do.

I can relate to the pulling sensation, but mine was at the bottom of my incision and I did have sensation loss. It must have come back at some point though because as I am typing I don't experience any difference now.

I can relate to the natural birth plans getting put to the side due to complications during labor and birth, we had problems with my first son which is why I had to have a c-section for my second son. But eh, in the end all that matters is that we have healthy kids right?!

Congrats on the baby!
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I don't remember how long I was out of commission with any of my c-sections. Once I got home I just did what I could, and had to do, and rested when I needed to. I remember walkiing 5 miles the week after my 2nd was born, and that was also the c-sections with the easiest healing. It took me longer with the 3rd because I had an epidural headache and couldn't comfortably sit up, much less stand and walk until that was taken care of.
I think my 3rd was a bit over year before I started feeling more like 'myself', but that could have been more a mental thing than physical. I haven't had any loss of sensation with the surgeries and don't recall any achiness after the 6-8 week healing time.
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