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post #161 of 168
LisaG- Thanks for posting about lymphatic massage..I was trained briefly in massage school in lymphatic massage (mostly to treat edema) and I never knew it could be used for healing after surgery! I am definitly going to try to locate someone near me, though I'm not sure I could tolerate a full treatment as I kind of find LM annoying.. (all those light feathery strokes are torture when I LOVE deep work) though I am at the point now that I have occasional pain but am still limited in what I can do (bending over and twisting are still hard ones & I have to be careful with those) maybe this would speed things along!

btw I wanted to add I took homeopathic arnica when my pain was at it's worst after coming home from the hospital and it worked wonders!!!!!

as for the sex life we are on post birth hiatus still :LOL
post #162 of 168
Rainbowmoon,

I bet it could make some nice changes with your scar mobility - even if you just do the abdominal area. I'd recommend Chikly method over Vodder - Chikly (from what I've heard) is less mechanical and the therapist I work with is certified in both and really likes Chikly's over Vodder - heard that from a few others as well.

Good luck!

LisaG
post #163 of 168
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Wow, Very long weekend here. Got on some scales and weighed 20lbs heavier. See what stress is doing to me?
I think this is why around my scar is hurting, I am packing on pounds. I don't see myself dieting anytime soon though. How many of you think weight plays a big issue in incision pain and discomfort?

I need to lose a 100lbs at this point. Ugh. I definitely want to be smaller for the next pregnancy and birth.

I am going to start a new thread in the next day or so too.
post #164 of 168
My scar issues right now are because I'm starting to get feeling back in the rest of my tummy. I still had about a 3.5 inch strip or bigger with NO feeling. At this point I kind of enjoyed the numbness

My biggest question is...how do I get rid of this ppost c/b belly?? I've lost about 55 pounds since having Bryce but the skin flapp isn't shrinking at all!! I need a size smaller jeans for my butt and thigsh but not my belly!!! I'm afraid to do too much of an ab workout but maybe I need to.
post #165 of 168
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Originally Posted by OnTheFence
How many of you think weight plays a big issue in incision pain and discomfort?

I need to lose a 100lbs at this point.
I am up and down but having a small upward trend right now. I do think the weight adds to the discomfort. I need to lose about 75 pounds.
post #166 of 168
I seem to have more incision discomfort this time around for some reason, I only have 8-10 pounds to lose (but it's a stubborn 8-10, that for sure).
post #167 of 168
I have a lot more incision discomfort this time around - and it's getting worse as time progresses. I'm 10 weeks out now and have about 6lbs more to lose.

I think weight can play a role, but I think it might also be scar tissue/adhesions developing (in my case for sure!). I think it's also related to how mobile you are and how much you lift (i.e. chasing after your older children while slinging your now 17lb baby - and occasionally having to lift two at a time!)
post #168 of 168
I am having issues with the area around my incision. My skin is still numb and is starting to hurt. I guess the nerve endings are healing and waking up. Plus the scar is sore. If it rubs wrong it hurts. I have about 3 or 4 pounds of pg weight and about 40 pounds of extra weight to lose. And as the "skin flap" gets shorter it rubs more and gets all red and sore.

I am sick of this skin flap!! Does it ever go away even if I do lose all the weight I need. Will I ever have a flat stomach??
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