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TTC #1 since 3/2011
DX: anovulatory and severe MFI
DH is a testicular cancer survivor
IVF#1 w/ICSI lupron, gonal f, ovidrel
ER 6/15/12 6R 6M 6F! ET 6/20/12
Beta #1: 154 Beta #2: 509 Beta #3: 7326
Baby Boy EDD 3/7/2013
Hudson James born 3/1/2013 7lbs 15oz 21in long
TTC#2: 6/2014 all testing came back normal
IVF#2 (#1 for LO#2) 9/2014 - 17R 10M 10F 4 blasts frozen on day 6.
FET #1 10/15/14 - Beta #1: 216 Beta #2: 823
DH helped a lot the first week, especially in the hospital. He pretty much handled the diaper changes and would hand LO to me for feeding. I had one internal stitch that pulled/burned when I moved certain ways, so I really appreciated the help. By the 2nd week, I had pretty much figured out how to move without causing pain, although I still loved the extra help from my mom and DH. By week 4 the stitch was gone.
The first week I needed help mainly because it was hard to sit up. Once I was up, I was good. Husband or whoever was available would bring her to me for feedings or help me with getting up. I had a pretty easy recovery though....
I only "needed" DH's help the first day because I was still catheterized and couldn't easily get out of bed to get DS. After that I was able to do everything myself but welcomed the help for DH.
happylady5:Everybody is different. It took me about three weeks before I was able to confidently do things on my own. DH was home first two weeks and then I had several different family members come help that third week. I could take care of DS but I couldn't do stairs and it was tough getting up and moving around.
"Recovery" is broad though. I'm 13 weeks PP and I feel like I'm still recovering and will be for several more months. It's MAJOR surgery.
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I had a pretty easy recovery. Day 2 was the worst, but I was really feeling pretty good by Day 3 and was off pain meds. I was walking ~ 1 mile with the stroller at the end of the first week. Now, 3 weeks out, I'd never even know that I had a section if I didn't have a scar. I feel great.
I did have help the first two weeks, which I think aided my recovery a lot. I got up and moved around as much as I could, but I did not lift things. I let people help me when they offered.