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Cesarean Section Grief

A board for members whose cesarean section experience was not a positive one.

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October 15th, 2010, 08:16 PM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 4,033
I will be so glad when DH gets insurance so I can see a doctor instead of the people at the local health department. I mean they are nice and everything, but I think my issues are a little bit bigger than what they can handle.
I have been dealing with severe headaches, phantom needle stick pains, shooting pains throughout my body radiating from the lower back and bouts of numbness in my hands and feet. I don't feel like I am being a good mommy or wife because there is not a time when I am not feeling some sort of pain. I don't use the high dose ibuprofen that I was given unless I feel I have no other option. There are times when I actually hurt so bad that I become nauseated. I would have thought my body would have healed from the epidural caused trauma by now, but evidently it hasn't.
I just wanted to vent and this seemed to be the right place to do it. I want to cry and scream and have someone make it all better, but I know that is not realistic. A part of me wonders if I am the only one who has experienced this or if other mommies have had similar things occur and if so, did things eventually get better????

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November 22nd, 2013, 07:33 AM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 4,033
It has been over three years since I wrote this and while I still have many of the physical pains, it has lessened. I am medicated for high blood pressure and the headaches are gone for the most part. My relationship with DH is so much better because I actually talked to him about all the things I had written and we worked on our relationship. My daughter is my joy and while I am not the greatest mom in the world (I still have my moments), I know that she loves me so much and she knows that I am her biggest fan.
I know this is not the case for some mothers who experienced really bad c/s, but I am doing okay and some days thoughts of my c/s don't even come to my mind. I just wanted to update because things are better.

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