Join Date: May 2003
Location: In the mountains of madness
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Thank you so much for your replies! I was starting to wonder if I was the only one to experience this, especially after my sister (an anaesthetist) told me that such post-surgery symptoms are exceedingly rare (effects from an epidural).
Update: When I went to see the OB who performed my surgery for the 6-week appt., she told me that it was a very good sign that the numbness was practically gone and I was only feeling tingliness. That meant the damaged nerves were healing, she said. My sister confirmed this.
I hardly think about the sensation now. If I check, I can confirm that, yes, the weird tingly feeling is still resident in my thigh. One big difference is that it doesn't get worse or uncomfortable from lying on it. Thank goodness. I really think it's going away - gradually.
All the experts - my OB, my midwife and my sister - agree that the problem should have cleared up completely at 6 months ppm.
Anyway. This was a scare for me especially considering that I went into labor intending to not have *any* drugs and to deliver naturally, at home. IN addition, I had never had surgery before and the whole thing was pretty traumatic from that standpoint (though my experience in the hospital, and with the L&D as well as the postpartum staff, was very positive). Still, the hospital and especially the c-section experience was a far cry from what I was planning and expecting. In light of that, the thigh pain really freaked me out. I am still amazed and grateful that my DS is the picture of health and does not (*cross fingers*) appear to have suffered adverse effects from the masses of drugs I was on!