Tuesday Talk: Have you had other surgeries

Community Leader
Registered: 01-19-2008
Tuesday Talk: Have you had other surgeries
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Tue, 01-10-2012 - 12:45pm
Before you c-section? And how did they compare (pain & recovery wise)?
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Registered: 07-21-1998
Mon, 01-16-2012 - 2:12pm

In some cultures (not the US) it's perfectly normal for someone else to do everything except nurse the new baby while the mother recovers. After my c-section the baby was in NICU for two weeks, so I did have that recovery time, but the day I actually broght the baby home, EVERYONE vanished. (Long story).

Cthulu Crochet

Community Leader
Registered: 01-19-2008
Sun, 01-15-2012 - 8:43pm
I got dry socket after having a molar pulled!! MISERY!!! For me, teeth stuff is some of the worst pain!! Cause the pain gets deep in those bones and radiates over your whole head. It's awful!!

And you certainly brought up a good point. Isn't it awful that you have to recover from any type of childbirth, but especially a c-section, and also take care of one of the most demanding creatures on earth--a newborn!! LOL Oh what we do for those precious little ones!!
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Registered: 06-17-2007
Sun, 01-15-2012 - 4:19pm
I had my gallbladder removed when I was 19, and my wisdom teeth removed when I was 21. The first was pretty comparable to the c-section, although it was done laproscopically, so the recovery was a little quicker. That and I didn't have a newborn to care for! The wisdom teeth was pretty awful. It was a quick surgery, only about a half-hour. But I vomited quite a lot of blood just as I got home. And then I got dry-socket, which was absolutely horrible. I'd go through a c-section any day of the week before I'd get dry socket again.




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Registered: 07-21-1998
Wed, 01-11-2012 - 12:47am

I have. The largest was a cyst removal that was described as "somewhere between minor & major surgery". They put me all the way out, and other than nausea when I woke it wasn't too bad; it was painful for some time afterwards, but I was fully mobile. I also had a total of 8 teeth removed in two separate occasions. One was with general anesthesia, and the other with only novocaine (I was offered valium but was told "it doesn't do a thing for pain" so why bother? I drove myself home after that one.) I also broke a few bones, but they weren't compound fractures and the most painful part was getting the x-rays done. (well, that & the time I got put on crutches when it was my rib that was broken.)

Cthulu Crochet

Community Leader
Registered: 01-19-2008
Tue, 01-10-2012 - 12:56pm
This question came to mind because of a current situation for me that I will explain in a minute. To answer this question, I had never had any major surgery. I had my wisdom teeth cut out, where I was asleep for that. And I've had a needle biopsy on a lump in my breast too. The wisdom teeth recovery was BAD!!! My vaginal deliveries I had episiotomies and tears, and those were no fun either.

Truthfully, I remember being in more pain from my wisdom teeth removal than my c-section. The pain I felt was in my jaw bones and just radiated over my whole head!

Now my current situation. I had laser eye surgery over the weekend, and they did LASIK in my right eye, but had to do PRK in the left. The LASIK side was no big deal, really, but the PRK experience has been horrible. Miserable pain!! And the worst of it is that they didn't give me anything to help control the pain because I am breast feeding. However, usually they would, yet they did not let me know this beforehand. I had it done without the understanding of the level of pain involved and that I would not be given anything for it! So this has definitely been much worse than my c-section, but mainly because at least with the c-section they gave me pain management meds!!
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