I have an autoimmune disease (behcets) , and it causes me to have a lot of vaginal and cervical inflammation... to the point, that I actually had to be put under anesthesia once to perform a simple Pap smear.
It had resolved itself until I got pregnant, and had to change my medication and then I ended up subsequently going without my medication for 4 months, due to insurance issues.
Because of the severe pain I experience every time I simply go to the bathroom or try to have sex, my doctor has suggested maybe is c section would be neccesary due to the severe inflammation.
I am immune suppressed, & a lot of people with my particular disease have trouble recovering after childbirth, due to not being able to heal properly.
Of course, I have the same risk for a c-section, but that's an area that I can keep an eye on and keep dry.
That said, I have a few friends who have not hesitated to tell me how awful their c-sections were, and how much pain that they were in, one told me it took her a week to recover. Needless to say, I am fucking terrified.
Can anyone please give me your experiences with your recovery? Was yours planned, or emergency?