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OK ladies - I have intentionally tried to not write too many whiny posts about how much pain I have been in these past couple of weeks but tonight, I don't know if I can take this any more! Even the Rx pain meds are not touching the searing, stabbing pain across my pubic bone that radiates down the front of my thighs, courtesy of my DSP (the far more evil twin of SPD). And baby PR is putting so much pressure on the mesh in my pelvis, I can feel her every turn, wiggle, and shoulder shrug all through my lower back and sides.<br><br>
I have been on complete bedrest for about 4 weeks now because of it and am pretty much immobile. Recently baby settled in low in my pelvis (doc said she is about a -2 station right now) which explains the extra pressure but this is beyond ouch! This feels like I am being split apart, starting at my pubis symphysis.<br><br>
I just want to lay here and cry. I can't take any more pain meds for a few hours and am beginning to wonder if I shouldn't head to a hospital and get something stronger. I have already had to do that once and as much as I hate the thought of pumping narcotics into my little one via my IV meds, I am to that point again. Someone please tell me I can do this for another 60 hours! My c-section is scheduled for Monday a.m. and if I can make it until then without IV pain meds, then I will feel like I have done something right for once in this pregnancy. I am so weary of being in so much pain for months on end...someone send me a lifeline, quick!
 

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Oh mama that sounds miserable! How far along are you? Can you reschedule your c/s for tomorrow morning? Unless you're in the 35-36 week range I can't imagine that a couple days would make a huge difference.<br><br>
I have had SPD and hip pain but your situation sounds crazy bad. I hope it is over soon and holding your little girl makes it all worth it!
 

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Oh man, that sounds just awful mama, I'm so sorry you are having to deal with this. Do NOT let yourself suffer. I know you don't want to go get pain meds and I don't blame you, but suffering from pain can cause PPD as well (trust me I know!) and we don't want anything like that either.<br><br>
I hope you can find a happy place and get there until Monday morning and I can't wait to see pics of that beautiful baby of yours!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Oh Mama <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br>
You HAVE done so much right this pregnancy. You've done an amazing job and I cannot imagine the pain you've been in. It is not a failure to go get some IV meds, it is not a failure to call and see if they can do you c/s Friday. The stress and pain aren't good for you or the baby either. We're all here supporting you mama. Take care, try not to get too down on yourself.
 

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(((HUGS)))<br><br>
I am so sorry you are going through this! I have SPD and cannot imagine taking it to the next level. How strong you are! You can do this, it's almost over!! Pretty soon you'll have your little one in your arms to hold...and it's ALL worth it.
 

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Thanks ladies for the support. I made it through last night by using some of my hypnobirthing techniques I learned from my previous pregnancy. Today I feel much better and think I can make it through the weekend.<br><br>
As much as I would LOVE to have this baby NOW, my doctor isn't working over the weekend. She just pulled an extremely long on-call there at the hospital and by law, she can't come back to work until Monday morning. While I do trust her colleagues, I really REALLY want her to deliver this little one! I am going to be 37w5d on Monday which is about as long as she is comfortable letting me go since I delivered my others during week 38.<br><br>
On a slightly related note, I am almost as excited to have a spinal as I am to meet this little one because it means I will be pain free for the first time four months!!!! How pathetic is that? And honestly, the pain of recovering from a c-section can't be any worse than what I have been putting up with for the past 4 weeks. And when they told me that I had to have a Foley catheter in place for at least 12 hours, I almost laughed. 12 hours of having a Foley? That's nothing - try 11 days with a supra-pubic catheter!!! A Foley will be a walk in the park compared to that.<br><br>
Thanks again ladies - I am pretty certain I can make it until Monday morning at this point. I just have to stay on top of the pain meds and ice packs.
 

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I'm glad to hear you're making it through. Only one more day! I don't blame you for looking forward to the spinal after all you've been through.
 

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Less than 24 hours, mama! It's only natural that you want the pain to end so please don't feel bad for feeling that way. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 
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