Originally Posted by minkajane
I was able to go shopping 3 days after my C-section.
You know...if you were pain free, or close to it, that's great, but this one always amuses me. I went shopping 5 days after we had Aaron...but I wasn't even close to pain free for weeks. It was kind of a strange situation, but we needed groceries, dh can't drive, and I was already out running another errand - talking to ds1's school counselor about the stillbirth of his brother - with my mom driving. I figured I might as well get it done.
So, I know what you mean, but it does strike me as funny when women say "I was doing such-and-such" as an indicator of a pain-free, or even good, recovery. My recovery with Aaron sucked. I was in excruciating pain, and I went shopping at least a week before I could even get off the bed by myself.
And, back to the topic at hand. "Moms are happy and pain-free." Okay. That might even be true. "Moms" is plural, so if they have two
moms who self-report as happy and pain-free, they can say that without lying. Some women don't have pain after c-sections. I never encountered it until I came here, and it still boggles my mind, even four years after first hearing about it...but it definitely does seem to happen...