I called the Dr. Saturday morning and was advised that I had probably strained my back and should just rest and take a pain killer. Well that proved to be a huge mistake, about 10 minutes after I took it I started to feel worse. My body did not handle it well and I went from feeling like crap to feeling like crap that got run over and trampled. Nauseous, dizzy and extremely sleepy. Thankfully my mother-in-law was able to come by and take Mia out for a few hours and my sister stepped in to help me with the baby while I slept off the effects of the pain killer.
The rest of the weekend was pain filled to the point where I wanted to cry from the pain and I was not going to risk taking any more pain meds so I just popped tylenol here and there.
I called my doctor this morning and got an appointment. I was course fearing infection or something worse. After 40 minutes of waiting, I finally saw the Dr. and he said the incision looked fine and that my pain was just part of healing. As you get further from your surgery you start doing more and your body has to adjust and heal. His advice was to take pain meds.
Ughhh. Well I am relieved that I am fine and that I am still healing on course but I am disappointed that there is nothing I can really do except take pain meds. Which I am not going to do. I guess I just have to tough it out and take tylenol or advil to get through this period.
I am just so ready to feel normal again which seems like it will be a bit more of a process this time. When I had Mia, I was able to rest more and this time around I have her watch as well as take care of the baby so I don't have that rest time. Plus I have also thrown myself back into working out. That really explains the pain.
I am very bad at resting in the first place and I am just impatient. So for all my moving forward and feeling good efforts I have hit a small speed bump. I have to remind myself that only 4 weeks ago I had major abdominal surgery and healing time and pain are to be expected.
Other than that the baby and Mia are great. I am getting sleep for the most part. I just have to concentrate on the good things and work through the pain!
xoxo - Mellycup.