I posted a few days ago when I joined the board about my pending D&C. I had mine done 5/4/13 and am wondering about some of the after effects. I guess I was in a haze (I am still living in a haze!) when my OB went over what to expect with a D&C.
I checked on the internet, but got some mixed messages. I am hoping some of the other ladies who have had to go through the ordeal can shed some light on what their recovery was like.
I have had very little bleeding and very
small clots. It was red at first but by the day after surgery it was
tinting brown. I have not "taken it easy", in fact I think I was more
active (I couldnt sleep the night after surgery and spent the whole
night cleaning) and it didnt impact my flow. How long did you bleed for?
The day of surgery, I wasnt in any pain. There was the discomfort of cramping, but it was much milder than what I typically experience with my period. The day after surgery however, I felt like I was run over by a bus. I ache absolutely everywhere. The worst is the back pain and the muscles in my neck (they are sore from the respirator thing they put in during surgery to prevent acid from moving into my lungs). I have never experienced such back pain before. The readings I came across on the internet say that some back pain is expected and other posts say that it is a sign of an infection.
I had growing pains when my uterus
was stretching. I noticed that the day after surgery, my uterus felt
tender to pressure and felt empty (not sure if it was mental or actually
physical). Will I feel anything as my uterus decreases back to its