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AHHHH! So Trixie is 17 days old, which means this wound I have is 17 days old and it's still giving me grief! Now it's so itchy that I want to tear it open! (I know that it means it's healing). Oh and I always seem to totally forget that I've had major abdominal surgery and I'll lift and twist, or try to sit up from lying flat on my back, both of which leave me screaming in agony.<br><br>
Remind me again why people choose to do this??
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Itchy is good, it means there's blood and oxygen and stuff getting in there, I believe. Scratching remains bad... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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oh HUGS!<br><br>
You had major abdominal surgery! Itch is good! Have you tried putting Mederma on it? WHen I had a laparotomy (c-section cut down to the ovaries, not into the uterus), I used mederma and it seemed to really help.
 

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they chose to b/c they dont know any better. my scar is over 17 years old and still itches. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> (its been used a few times but still).<br><br>
take it easy. try to make sure you heal well this time so you can ensure minimum damage in case you want to try for a VBAC next time. 17 days is a short time..you are probably going to feel that pain for a bit.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">s...good luck healing. ive BTDT and its not fun (good excuse for everyone else to get you what you need.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> ).
 

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I'm right there with you. Mine doesn't itch but it burns, especially on the left side. ?? I don't think it helps that they have to shave you down there first!
 

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Itching is preferable to extreme pain. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> I had the itchies... I'd give anything to go back to them. That said, I have a hard time believing people choose this for their first deliveries. What happened to me afterwards was actually fairly common (about 1/100 have similar complications) and it SUCKED ROYALLY.
 

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eilonwy I agree I"ll take the itchies over the pain.<br>
lincap I"ll have to try the mederma, although I'm not all that concerned about scars. Can I use it though if there are still open spots? I still have a couple spots that didn't close up and are slowing closing. (and by dumb luck aren't infected)<br><br>
The best part about all of this is that we move next week and I can't do anything, which is a blessing and a curse, that means YAY I'm off the hook for a lot of the packing and lifting, but on the other hand I am so anal and such a control freak over my house that it needs to be just so and I can't make it like that.<br><br>
oh well. This whole surgery and birth has been a real lesson for me in letting go.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">AHHHH! So Trixie is 17 days old, which means this wound I have is 17 days old and it's still giving me grief! Now it's so itchy that I want to tear it open! (I know that it means it's healing). Oh and I always seem to totally forget that I've had major abdominal surgery and I'll lift and twist, or try to sit up from lying flat on my back, both of which leave me screaming in agony.<br><br>
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18 days for me and i'm in exactly the same place.
 
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