Due July, August, September 2012

Discussion in 'Who's Due When...' started by BunnyGirl19, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. desertgirl

    desertgirl Active Member

    Mrs. G, how awful. It was nothing you have done! Just a horrid, botched stitching job. Definitely don't look. Failed stitches or not, you're still going to be swollen and gaping and weird looking...and if your episiotomy stitches are gone...yeah, no.

    Can you file a complaint with the ob that did this to you?

  2. *mel*

    *mel* Super Moderator Staff Member

    I had a terrible recovery after my episiotomy, it was that bad I wasn't allowed to leave my house for the first week (although there was pretty bad snow outside) and couldn't even do household chores. It was probably about a month before I could walk any distance without being in terrible pain. The midwife said I should take a look but I NEVER plucked up the courage to, I could feel how nasty and terribly swollen it was, there was no way I wanted to see how it looked!!!

    Mrs G please don't get upset, I'm sure everything will be fine once you have been stitched up correctly. Our bodies are surprisingly resiliant!!!

  3. desertgirl

    desertgirl Active Member

    Mrs. G., can you take a sitz bath? That might help with the pain and swelling.

  4. Mrs.G

    Mrs.G New Member

    I'm doing sitz baths 2-3 times a day.

    I couldn't see the stitches initially and I have no idea how they came out. But the doctor said they tore out, they were on the inside...all I know is I looked down and could see a stitch hanging out. So I went into the office and sure enough they had ripped right out.

    They can't just restitch it because it has already started to heal and was stitched uneven to begin with.

    To repair it they have to wait until it is healed, then recut me and cut off all the scar tissue and healed tissue down to new flesh, making sure that both sides are even and then match it back up and sew it all back up. It is a mess.

    I'm feeling better today. I notice that when I wear my bellefit I feel much better. It has the crotch snap connect thingys and so it puts some pressure on my crotch and helps. When I don't wear it I notice a huge difference and moving around is more painful.

  5. Confused-Hasya

    Confused-Hasya Active Member

    Yikes. There is a doughnut cushion that I got for myself in Sears but had a C-section. I lent it to my SIL who had an episiotomy. She found it very useful to sit down on because she was sore. nowhere near as you, I am sure, but it will help as you won't be bearing down on it while sitting. So you won't have thaaaat pain too.

    Glad that the newborns are doing well on here.

  6. Mrs.G

    Mrs.G New Member

    Going into the doctor this week, I'm going to see about getting a referral to a specialist who does this kind of repair and see what they think as for a timeline on when is best to have it done.

    I looked again tonight, the swelling is gone but it still isn't pretty. Hopefully all will be figured out shortly. I feel a bit better and Ive lost a few pounds so that is good. Still have a long ways to go but I'll get there.

  7. BunnyGirl19

    BunnyGirl19 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Brighton still hasn't hit his birth weight yet at 3 weeks, but is only 1 oz short of it now and he'a grown 3/4 in taller so he's doing good. My supply is definitely dropping though, right at the same point it did with RJ. I was kind of expecting this to happen. I'm definitely not upset about it like I was last time though. He's still getting some and that's definitely better than none at all. I've lost all 35 pounds of my pregnancy weight gain already (mostly water weight again), which is nice, but I'm still puffy and bloated from the heat and humidity, plus I'd like to lose 20 more pounds (get rid of all the weight gain from allergy meds and prednisone again). I'm sure that'll take me several months though. I'd really just like to de-puff so my new engagement ring fits me though.

  8. Mrs.G

    Mrs.G New Member

    My appointment has been moved up to today at 2pm. I'm hoping to get some answers and will be asking to be referred to a specialist for the surgery and also seeking a recommendation/referral for a psychiatrist to treat my depression. I'm hoping to find a medication that works and that will be safe for baby while breastfeeding.

    I'll update later!

  9. Mrs.G

    Mrs.G New Member

    Surgery will be in December when I return to the states. It looks better but still not okay in my book. I also have an infection...culture tested positive for E.coli

  10. iampam

    iampam Active Member

    Wow that all sounds really crazy Mrs G. So are you guys now heading to the island with DH? They think your poor va-jay-jay will hold up during that time?

  11. Confused-Hasya

    Confused-Hasya Active Member

    So, you're heading back with your husband now? I cannot believe that they'll wait for so long for the surgery!

    Also, what does it mean for you in terms of health when you say that you have an infection? Is it like a yeast infection - annoying - or could-become-bad-quickly infection?

  12. Mrs.G

    Mrs.G New Member

    I hope my crotch holds up. :-/ They said it is still too early to do surgery because things are in the process of healing and still swollen. I can opt to return to the states in 6-8 weeks to get it done but at this point we will wait till December since I will be on bedrest for 2 weeks. My hubby has a month break in Dec so he will be here to take care of baby.

    They did a culture and said it was an E.coli infection Im on antibiotics....

  13. Confused-Hasya

    Confused-Hasya Active Member

    Perhaps you could change your signature, Mrs. G?

    Same here about antibiotics. Got a wisdom tooth out a few hours ago. And am on penicillin. I hope I don't have allergies to it because my mother got a bad reaction to it when she got a tooth out.

  14. Mrs.G

    Mrs.G New Member

    We are officially back on the island!I truly enjoyed my 3 months away from this place. I got almost everything unpacked, sorted, put away and organized...talk about a lot of work.

    All in all, things are going well!

  15. PaulaKoala

    PaulaKoala New Member

    Hey Ladies,
    I have a lot to catch up on! I had my baby, late but perfect! A little girl. Will read up on your posts before I post any more. Hard to get on here at bome and work blocked this page- go figure!!

    Hope all is well!

  16. iampam

    iampam Active Member

    Can't wait to hear about it Paula! Yay for late babies [​IMG]

  17. BunnyGirl19

    BunnyGirl19 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Yay! What did you name her?

  18. PaulaKoala

    PaulaKoala New Member

    Her Name is Claire. Wow Bunny- prego again!?? Congrats!! :eek:)

  19. SW Hicks

    SW Hicks New Member

    I am 31 weeks and have been having problems with preterm labor since I was about 23 weeks. Started with a small amount of blood, when my Dr. sent me for an ultrasound they found my cervex had thinned since my last ultrasound. At that time I started taking progestrone pills and had steroid shots to help the development of the baby. Then I started having contractions off and on and went to the hospital and they found that I was 3cm dialated at 29 weeks. I have been on nifedipine pills since then to stop the contractions and bed rest. I also got another round of steroid shots. I drink so much water (they told me to stay hydrated) that I pee all the time. It has been a lot of ups and downs, this is my first pregnancy. My doctors are wonderful and very knowledgable. I was afraid of putting all these meds in my system, and they understood my concerns. But at this point, I was pretty sure I was going to deliver if I didn'tstop the contractions so I chose the meds. I also had a leep procedure about 5 years ago and they think that is the main factor in all of this. My advice to anyone is try to stay calm, talk about all options with you Drs and listen to your body.


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