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Old 08-27-2012, 01:31 PM   #5
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Re: 4th C/S...Longer Recovery Time Normal?

Originally Posted by aphlbrck View Post
I'm almost 3 weeks pp and am still having pain around my incision and on either side of it but my bleeding has pretty much stopped...I actually took a percocet yesterday at bedtime b/c the pain was so bad...I'm not sure if it's because this was my 4th section, because I have 3 kids at home or because I'm old (36) but I'm still not ready to venture out of the house the infant seat is too much for me to carry...My dr. did say I had lots of scar tissue from my previous sections...Is this level of discomfort normal?
It took me a month to feel normal after my 4th. I attributed that to several things:

-I didn't get the rest I did in prior pg. The 4th was the first I was a SAHM with the others I kept the kids in their daycare spots so I could lounge with the newbie. With the 4th I hit the ground running.

-I ignored the need to slow down because there was always something to do.

-I was older, 40 at delivery. And I was at my heaviest weight ever.
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