I am annoyed by my cesarean recovery. I am more than 5 months post partum and still have pain and tenderness on the left side of my abdomen. I’m sure I must have a number of adhesions that need to be broken down. I did attend ICAN’s webinar about scar care and have been doing some massage. I use a few drops of Young Living’s lavender oil – I recommend a therapeutic/medicinal grade essential oil – and massage it into my skin. I have to massage all along the left side of the top layer of abdominal muscles (rectus abdominus), and it’s tender from pelvis to ribs. Not good.
I am also annoyed that so many people are resigned to putting themselves, their babies, and their patients through this major abdominal surgery without a really really good reason. Fetal distress, small pelvis, cephalo-pelvic disproportion, maternal demand, and previous cesarean are the usual suspects and are not necessarily indication for a cesarean. <sigh> I recovered easily enough from my first cesarean, but this time around it’s a different story.
I’ll end v.1 here. To recap, I am not pleased with my recovery because I still have significant tenderness and pain more than 5 months after my surgery. Does that sound like fun to you?