did you have for and after your c-section?
For the c-section I had a spinal. I was most afraid about this part cause my epi's never worked with my vaginal deliveries, so I was terrified that it wouldn't work for the c-section. But, the spinal worked AWESOME!! I didn't feel a thing from my chest to my toes. And it took hours for the feeling to come back. I had the c-section at 3:30 p.m. and my kids came to see me at about 7:00 p.m. and I still couldn't move my toes. While they were there I started to be able to wiggle them, and then a few hours later I was able to fully move my legs again.The first night they offered me a percoset every 4 hours only by request. But, then in the morning when they came to take out the IV and cathetor and let me up to walk, they kept in the IV needle port in my hand for administering some sort of med every 6 hours that way, and then still gave me the percoset every 4 hours, and this was by the clock and not by request. They told me the first 24 hours my pain was still being controlled by the spinal meds. By the 3rd day they removed my IV completely and I was only getting the percosets and large Ibuprofen dosage swapped out.All of this kept my pain very manageable, and I also wore a belly binder, and I think that helped with the walking and getting around. The only times I really felt uncomfortable were getting up and down and showering.Once I got home I would usually take one percoset first thing in the morning and then try to get by the rest of the day on just the Ibuprofen. But, if I felt the pain coming at all I would go ahead and take the percoset so it wouldn't ever get unbareable.By two weeks I was only using the Ibuprofen first thing in the morning and only as needed through out the day. And by the end of that week, it was only as needed, but I was doing really well for the most part.I just had a mindset that I really was going to stay on top of the pain control, and I really liked the pain management set up my doc did cause it really helped right from the start. I could tell a difference once I wasn't getting anymore of the IV med, cause I definitely felt more like I had had surgery after that was out of my system, but it wasn't unbareable at all.
I had a spinal. Then I had morphine in an IV PCA system. About 12 hours after the delivery they took that off and I took two percosets every four hours and 800 mg ibuprofen for a couple days. Then I spaced them out to one every three. I just gradually spaced them out until I wasn't taking them at all, just ibuprofen.
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I had to look up the PCA to see what that was.