My physical recovery from the D&C has been alright. I feel like I’ve been in a wrestling match or a fist fight, just sore all over. The fluctuating hormones have given me bad headaches, and my lungs have only just recovered from the anesthesia. The bruises and puncture wounds from my Lovenox shots are taking forever to fade, so I really do look like I’m in a Fight Club. Not that I would ever talk about that if it were true.
My arms are the worst. As Mike mentioned, I blew out two IVs before one of the nurses finally got one to take. The first one was on the side of my left wrist, and left a small precise bruise that blends in with my freckles. The second IV was on the back of my right wrist, and holy crap. It blew out spectacularly. The build up of fluid and blood made a hematoma so massive it literally looked like a thumb was growing out of my wrist. Even the nurses were a little grossed out. That spot is dark brownish-red, and wow is it sore.
Then there’s the spot on my left forearm, where my IV finally worked after lots of…digging.
My arm was so swollen in this picture that for a minute I thought I was looking at my leg. Ouch.
I would describe my cramps as a cross between a really bad period and post-c-section gas pain. It’s alternately uncomfortable uterine pressure mixed with sharp, stabbing pains. My stomach is still poochy and bloated. Pregnancy is so rough on me, but with all three of mine as soon as I got the positive pregnancy tests a switch flipped in me, and I loved every part of my body. I had all the body confidence I’d always wanted. Now I look at that small bump in my midsection with disgust. Not because of its appearance, but because of its emptiness…its failure. Ugh, I guess that switch flipped back pretty fast.
Mostly, I’m tired. I overdid it the last couple of days, so I just have to take a step back and let myself relax. Annie is very concerned by my bruises and offers me band-aids for the “boo-boo in my belly” whenever she gets the chance.
She makes all my boo-boos feel better.
Such a sweet girl that Annie. You are so blessed to have her, as I’m sure you know. I’m so sorry for what you’ve gone through in the last few days, I hope your physical recovery continues to go well. Love and hugs from Alaska. (Sarah Palin wasn’t our fault!)
So sorry about your recent loss. Don’t know what to say – except I may be able to help with the bruising!! Have you tried arnica cream? I live in Europe (though I’m American) and arnica is a pretty widely accepted homeopathic thing. I’ve taken little pills of it, but in the cream form it’s superb for helping reduce bruises. Kid safe, too!!
I’m glad you have such a good little nurse to take care of you.
I hope the physical recovery continues to go relatively well.
Katrina @ They All Call Me Mom says:
I’ve had five of them, all in two year’s time. Ever since I turned 40, my body “fails me” when it comes to pregnancy — or does it? I used to think that, but now I’m sure my body is doing exactly what it’s supposed to do, as sad as that might be for me. At 42, my eggs are very mature and not all are healthy. It’s a hard thing to come to terms with, because right away we want to blame ourselves, our body…for not holding on to that little one that we want so much.
Heather, your body is not a failure. There must have been something not quite right with that little one, and your body knew that. It’s just nature’s way. And knowing this doesn’t make it any easier – I know that. The grief is there all the same. I’m so sorry you are going through this.
((Thinking of you ))
Aww, I’m glad you have such a sweet little nurse to help take care of you. Thinking about you in Texas.
Looks like you in perfect hands. Annie makes a sweet little nurse.
Love and hugs.
Annie is such a little doll…so glad you is taking good care of you! Make sure to rest and take care of yourself so you can heal.
Annie is the best nurse ever :-). I just wish you did not have to go through any of this. I get it – being angry at your body. I have that anger an wish I could stop it. If I figure out how I will let you know. In the meantime, I am sending you hugs. Take care.
sweetest little nurse ever.
I love how Annie has taken it upon herself to nurse you back to health. That truly is the best medicine. I hope you start feeling better soon, Heather.
I am so sorry for your loss.
Sarah K says:
They always have a horrible time with me and IVs it sucks….one nurse tried three times and thought she got it and then 5 mins later my hand was blown up like a balloon. She then decided to just let the anesthesiologist put in the IV he did it in a flash. With a nurse as loving and caring as Annie you’re in good hands!! I hope all the physical pain goes away soon take care.
Beth Mariel says:
Have I ever mentioned how much I LOVE Annie’s hair! Sending my love your way, Heather and Mike xx
I can imagine the emotional pain is far worse than the physical, but thankfully you do have a great nurse and hopefully her bedside manner helps to ease both.
You know, I guess hating that little pooch is a way of hating that your body betrayed you of a gift you really were looking forward to. And I can relate to that. I hated myself and the body changes and I was angry that I didn’t know that my baby died and I walked around like that for weeks and then, like you, the doctor said the MA might still happen on its own. Not. Three weeks passed with nothing but then I had to wait another entire weekend knowing! Ugh. It will get better, this I know. And Annie and Mike are your lights to lead the way!
Bad vein girls unite! We are needle bruise twins.
I am thinking about you… text me anytime.
I hate IV’s!
Thinking of you and Mike!
Annie, you’re the best nurse mommy can ever ask for! xo to Annie
Sweet little nurse Annie! So precious to want to take mama’s ouchies away!
I hope you are resting today and taking it easy so your physical healing can take place and quickly. Sending hugs your way!!
I’m sorry you have to go through both physical and emotional healing. Not fair. I hope you feel better soon and enjoy your adorable nurse.
Being brusied just sucks. So sorry. Glad you have Miss Annie and Mike.
Take your time with this. The D & C is no less surgery than the gall bladder I had removed a week ago. You need to ease back in, physically and emotionally. Take care of yourself.
Tangent to Jill>I had my gb out last Tuesday too and was doing great and then ended 1st having to call 911 to my house and then later going ER for umpteen hrs this wkend. And it was supposed to be so easy! Phooey!
Cannot imagine what a D&C would put a body through, as there is all the hormonal changes involved too…to say nothing of disappointment and grief!
Let Annie fix the boo boos as much as she can. You have an excellent home nurse. And she’s super cute too!
What a sweet, sweet little girl.
What a precious sweet nurse Annie is! I had missed Mike’s post on your D&C initially because I’d just undergone surgery (which went fine & then decided to get all complicated days later). I understand feeling like a bruised pin-cushion. Bless your heart! To have to have IV blow-outs and those bruises as such obvious outer reminders must somehow “rub it in” in regards to your loss. (However, I’m guessing they might help Annie by giving her something visual to see to help take care of mommy with).
Again, I am just so, so very sorry for your loss (‘your” being both you and Mike) and hope that you continue to recover both physically & emotionally in the comfort and care of family and friends both near and far.
I am so sorry Heather. Hang in there and take it easy- let Annie be the pro nurse she is.
Thinking of you, pretty mama!
Ouch, that bruise on your arm. Just looking at it, I feel pain.
If I were Annie, I’d want to give you lots of band aids too!
aw man. I havent visited your blog in a little while (life. .busy) and the last one was the 867-5309 or whatever that song is. .. and the next one … BLAH. I am so sad for you heather. And i am mad. Man! I am mad this happened to you. It’s one of those things i don’t want to be adult about and just scream “It isn’t fair!!!”
But, on the other hand, i am also glad. Glad for annie. to be there and deliver bandaids and smiles and give you cuddles. I’m glad for Mike too, but hugs from a 2 year old when you feel crappy are pretty amazing.
I hope dr. hirisk figures all this out so it NEVER happens to you guys again.
Hang in there.
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