So, on 1st July it will be 6 months since I had Erin and 6 months since the hell that was her birth.
I ended up having an emergency c-section for various reasons which then turned into internal bleeding, suspected sepsis and a whole lot of infection. I was in the hospital for a week before having a second surgery to fix the mess that was my insides.
The first month home after 2 massive surgeries was absolute hell. I couldn’t sleep properly because I had to be propped up like I had been in hospital. I couldn’t hold or look after Erin properly. I couldn’t do housework (shouldn’t complain). I couldn’t bathe properly. There was so much I couldtn’t do and I hated it. It wasn’t until Erin was about 6 weeks old that I started leaving the house on my own and actually walking for more than 5 minutes at a time.
I thought I was on the road to recovery at the point but there were so many moments I was doubled over in pain or hobbling around because my whole stomach hurt so much. I also started to go to classes with Erin when she was about 8 weeks old and kneeling etc. did not help me recover properly. I also ended up with an infected scar which slowed things down an awful lot.
It’s now 6 months since I had the surgeries and some days it still feels like it was yesterday. I really thought I would have been fully healed by now. Honestly though I didn’t rest up as much as I probably should have done. I’ve been going to three baby classes a week since Erin was 9 or 10 weeks old and four classes from about 15 weeks old. This involves a lot of kneeling and moving about so not very easy on my stomach. General housework, cleaning and carrying Erin about a lot didn’t help either.
I suppose after everything I do have to be thankful that I’ve recovered at all. It was a scary time while I was in hospital and things could have ended up a lot worse.
Did you have a c-section? If you did I’d love to hear some of your recovery stories. I can’t wait for the day where I feel normal and healed again.