On Dec. 2, 2012 I went through my first major surgery. Up until this day I had never had any stitches and my biggest bodily trauma had been the d&c for my miscarriages. It just happened so that this time it was pregnancy related as well. Thanks to the c-section my son saw the
day of light lights of the surgery room, and his mother’s pretty face! For as much as I didn’t want the c-section, both him and I are thankful for it or we would most likely both have died in the process.
Scar 50 days after surgery
Getting through the surgery was fairly easy (numb from the chest down), recovering on the other hand is a completely different story.
The first week of recovery was one of the hardest weeks of my life. Luckily for me hubby had a week off work. I could not have done it on my own.
I was groggy and confused for at least 5 days after my delivery experience. I didn’t know my nights from days or nurses from friends. I was in a complete daze in and out of sleep. On top of that I was not able to move from laying to sitting on my own. Every time I needed to get out of bed I had to call for hubby. It was extremely difficult to be so dependent.
It took at least 3 weeks before I could walk 1/4 mile (400 m) [or through a grocery store] without doubling over in pain. After 6 weeks I could finally sleep on my belly again and my body functions felt like they were back to normal. I was cleared at 7 weeks and am now slowly starting to get back into weight lifting and hammer throwing!
My body 50 days post delivery.