I had a scheduled C/s, so keeping that in mind, it wasn't too bad. I didn't feel anything but some pressure during the surgery, and the pain meds keep the pain away for a few hours after. Having to get up and walk around the next day hurt a lot, but if you don't do it then recovery's going to be even longer and harder, and it gets better the more you do it. Standing, sitting, getting out of bed, etc. were the worst part as far as pain goes, but it didn't last more than a couple of weeks. Coughing, sneezing, laughing, etc. made it feel like my stomach was going to rip open, but pressing a pillow to the incision helped a lot. I was up and out showing off my son 5 days after my C/s, and we went to the beach for the week a few days after that. All in all, not that bad. I didn't even need my prescription pain meds after the first couple of nights at home, just regular ibuprofen.
at 1:28 PM on Mar. 11, 2009