Rough day.... And now night

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Rough day.... And now night

So this afternoon I had the worst pain... Knew it was gas/needed a bowel movement but no matter what I did I couldn't go. I would sit or lay and feel as if I was going to explode in my pants but by the time I got to toilet nothing! Sorry for tmi... I was like sweating and just so uncomfortable... So DH was here and he was supposed to leave to get DD to spend some time with her but then he couldn't leave me which made me feel awful because she's been away so much this weekend. Finally I had a great bowel movement and then showered and felt so much better. I had been only doing 1 Percocet and i think I was trying to brave it too much. So I went to 2 at 5 and again at 9. Before bed I was super sad... DD cried a lot for me so much that I decided not to call before bed and I just miss her and DH so much... We don't usually stay away from each other in our 9 yrs of marriage only ave for 3 night when I went to TN with my best friend. So now I am awake from pain and going pee but just took more Percocet and Motrin which I hadn't had my last dose of due to being asleep. I think at the other hospital I was taking the meds more and here trying to do without for some reason and may have set myself back a bit. Being away for Easter is just making it hard too. DH is going to FaceTime with me to see her expression in the morning

Thanks for listening and reading my rant... You ladies are great support

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I am so sorry you are in pain! Sucks to be missing Easter with dd as well. Tell the nurses to wake you up when you are able to take the pain meds and try to schedule them split apart so you get better coverage for the pain.

Just think, you get to spend some special time with Rylee all to yourself on Easter morning.

and YEAH for a shower! Great feeling isn't it.

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Thanks cristan... I know in my mind I avoid pain meds from my parents being drug addicts but I need to remind myself this was major surgery and I am not them. It is why I even hate taking allergy meds regularly... When my parents were clean I still remember my mom almost abusing Benadryl to make her sleep and taking like 3 at a time.

Nurse is waking me and we staggered the Percy's and Motrin!

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Awww.. I hope you feel better today!

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Ouch that sounds awful. Glad you are better now and had a shower.

It must be hard to be separated from your family, especially on a holiday. Not too much longer til you are all reunited!

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I hope that you are feeling better today and that your pain is better managed. I understand about not wanting to take pain meds although I don't have the added experience of being close with an addict. I turned down all of the pain meds in the hospital after both T and R were born other than Ibuprofen because I didn't want to take anything that would make me foggy. But you are recovering from major surgery and it is important that you take good care of yourself right now. (((Hugs))) I'm sorry you have to be away from your family right now too. When do you get to go home?

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Thanks everyone. Today is a better day so far. Pain is tolerable and saw DD and stuff.

Alissa I go home tues. hopefully early in the day

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I hope your feeling better and were able to get some rest.
I bet the shower was awesome as well! Hang in there mama!

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That sounds awful. Sad recovering from a c-section is no fun, I remember some surprising pains. I'm glad you're starting to feel a bit better. (((hugs)))

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Hope you have a speedy and healthy recovery!Sending you happy thoughts ! I will be praying for you. Smile

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Tons of feel better vibes for you!! :bigarmhug:

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Thanks again ladies!! The rest of the day went good yesterday! Pain was under control and I did a lot of resting. One negative is DH and I are snapping at each other and finally tonight before bed we talked. He is stressed wanting to be here with me and Rylee and I am stressed wanting to be home with him and DD. he also is trying to do a million things and worrying about house stuff so when I come home I won't feel I need to do it. So we talked about how it's fine it will all get done etc etc.

Oh any btdt moms that had bloody nose issue after birth? I had increased mucus with DD but this time my nose is all bloody. Not like dripping bloody nose but crusty dried blood and I googled it and saw it is totally normal but wondering if anyone had it and how long...I wish I could just blow it hard but that is not happening with incision lol

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I had the same thing happen with my nose! I didn't know it was common. I just thought the air was drier at the hospital!

Try some saline spray (ocean spray is a common one) to moisturize.

I am glad you are feeling better.

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I'm sorry about you and DH fighting. My hubby gets snippy when he's stressed too. Hopefully you get home soon and you guys can get your new routine going. Keep us posted!

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I'm glad you are feeling better and you and DH were able to talk. I didn't have a bloody nose after DD, but I have had several times during this pregnancy. I was hoping that giving birth would make it stop, but sounds like not. I'm sure the dry air in the hospital doesn't help.