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Old May 28th 04, 05:53 PM
Sophie
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"Christine" wrote in message
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My question is this:
I was told by my Dr. NOT to do steps more than once or twice a day and
when I do, take baby steps ( one step at a time ).....well it turns out
that I felt fine...( I was discharged last wed ) so its just been a
week....I have NO pain at all, and taking NO pain meds....I consider
myself very lucky!!!!!!!!
but how many of you did steps anyhow??


I did with my first cos we had a house with steps.

if you feel good can it hurt anything?


Yes I think it can. You can feel great one day, do too much, and pay for it
the next day. Still take it easy.


I know of other ppl who felt good and were out driving...shopping,,,etc.
I'm not going out anywhere but I am guitly about going up and down
steps.....and its 2 levels of steps..;(
I have a bathroom on both floors so I dont really NEED to go up and
down, but it gets so boring in the bedroom all day, and i always need
something on the other floor....

so can just steps hurt me?

another ?

Driving, Dr. said NO driving for 4 weeks AND NO riding either for 4
weeks.....now I had a nurse in the hospital tell me that i CAN ride in
the car,,,but NO driving.....the dr. said its because If we would wreck
OR if he would have to slam on the brakes, that would NOT be good for my
insides....

does anyone ride in the car?


Um, yeah, how else would I get home from the hospital?? Lol. Not riding in
a car sounds dumb and impractical.


although I really have no desire to go in the car, i was just
wondering....

its rough when you feel fine and cant do anything....

I know what happened to Nan, and I'm really tryng to limit my steps
today and tomorrow, and for a few more weeks......

any input?
tia...


Not driving makes sense. Your reflexes will be slower.


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Old May 28th 04, 06:20 PM
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On Fri, 28 May 2004 04:56:55 -0400, "Donna"
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"Nan" wrote
Not to be the voice of doom and gloom, but sometimes, even taking it
super easy after a section doesn't mean you won't eviscerate. In the
middle of a drugstore, even :-/


Poor Nan. I remember that happened to you. We were very worried around
here when we heard.

Donna


I found that thread... it was really nice to read everyone's concern
:-)

Anyway, to the OP, I'd suggest minimal activity on steps, if
possible, and avoid driving. The driving issue is because you can
pull your incision from working the pedals and steering wheel (this is
the advice I got after my second surgery.... I didn't drive for about
5 weeks).

Nan

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Old May 28th 04, 06:31 PM
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"Christine" wrote in message
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Driving, Dr. said NO driving for 4 weeks AND NO riding either for 4
weeks.....now I had a nurse in the hospital tell me that i CAN ride in
the car,,,but NO driving.....the dr. said its because If we would wreck
OR if he would have to slam on the brakes, that would NOT be good for my
insides....


My doctor told me that I could drive as soon as I stopped taking the
Percocet. My baby was born on Tuesday, and I was driving on Saturday.

does anyone ride in the car?
although I really have no desire to go in the car, i was just
wondering....


Well, how would you get home from the hospital if you didn't ride in a car?
You certainly wouldn't walk? We went for a ride (a couple hours long)
within a week of both my c-sections.


its rough when you feel fine and cant do anything....


If you feel fine, then you CAN do things...jsut not too much...take it easy
and if you hurt more, you're doing too much.


I know what happened to Nan, and I'm really tryng to limit my steps
today and tomorrow, and for a few more weeks......

any input?
tia...

http://www.growingfamily.com/webnurs...LID=9T8S0V9F5G



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Old May 28th 04, 06:36 PM
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"Donna Metler" wrote in message
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I expect because, while it's possible to not drive for a month, it's not

possible to not be a passenger for a month. If no other reason, you're
probably going to have a follow-up appointment for you and the baby within
that time, have to come back and get the staples out, etc. I can think of

6
times at least I had to be in the car going somewhere the first month

after
coming home from the hospital-including several within the first week.


Not being a passenger just doesn't seem POSSIBLE to me. I mean, you hve to
get home from the hosiptal, right?

I see people mention 'having the staples out' after a c-section all the time
on this group, and I'm so confused about it because I had two c-sections,
and I never had staples...both times I had stitches that were
self-dissolving. Whats the difference?


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Old May 28th 04, 06:37 PM
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On Fri, 28 May 2004 17:36:33 GMT, "Tracey"
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"Donna Metler" wrote in message
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I expect because, while it's possible to not drive for a month, it's not

possible to not be a passenger for a month. If no other reason, you're
probably going to have a follow-up appointment for you and the baby within
that time, have to come back and get the staples out, etc. I can think of

6
times at least I had to be in the car going somewhere the first month

after
coming home from the hospital-including several within the first week.


Not being a passenger just doesn't seem POSSIBLE to me. I mean, you hve to
get home from the hosiptal, right?

I see people mention 'having the staples out' after a c-section all the time
on this group, and I'm so confused about it because I had two c-sections,
and I never had staples...both times I had stitches that were
self-dissolving. Whats the difference?


Staples are used just like sutures, to close the incision.
The difference being, the staples have to be removed once the incision
is healing up, and the dissolvable sutures (which are also used on the
fascia (deep inner layer), don't.

Nan

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Old May 28th 04, 06:44 PM
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I never had staples...both times I had stitches that were
self-dissolving. Whats the difference?


Some doctors like to stitch, some like to staple. I've had stitches once,
staples twice. I much prefer the stitches. The staples can hurt coming out.

Leslie
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Old May 28th 04, 07:09 PM
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"Nan" wrote in message
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On Fri, 28 May 2004 17:36:33 GMT, "Tracey"
wrote:


"Donna Metler" wrote in message
. ..
I expect because, while it's possible to not drive for a month, it's

not
possible to not be a passenger for a month. If no other reason, you're
probably going to have a follow-up appointment for you and the baby

within
that time, have to come back and get the staples out, etc. I can think

of
6
times at least I had to be in the car going somewhere the first month

after
coming home from the hospital-including several within the first week.


Not being a passenger just doesn't seem POSSIBLE to me. I mean, you hve

to
get home from the hosiptal, right?

I see people mention 'having the staples out' after a c-section all the

time
on this group, and I'm so confused about it because I had two c-sections,
and I never had staples...both times I had stitches that were
self-dissolving. Whats the difference?


Staples are used just like sutures, to close the incision.
The difference being, the staples have to be removed once the incision
is healing up, and the dissolvable sutures (which are also used on the
fascia (deep inner layer), don't.

Nan

where I work the registrars and less experienced tend to use staples to
close up the skin because it is easier and probably quicker for them. The
specialists tend to do one long continuous stitch you can't see except for
at each end of the scar that is pulled out on day 5....I've not had staples
but I've removed plenty and they are very fiddly and harder to remove esp if
skin starts growing over the edges of them.
Alissa


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Old May 28th 04, 08:18 PM
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On Sat, 29 May 2004 04:09:34 +1000, "Alissa"
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"Nan" wrote
Staples are used just like sutures, to close the incision.
The difference being, the staples have to be removed once the incision
is healing up, and the dissolvable sutures (which are also used on the
fascia (deep inner layer), don't.

Nan

where I work the registrars and less experienced tend to use staples to
close up the skin because it is easier and probably quicker for them. The
specialists tend to do one long continuous stitch you can't see except for
at each end of the scar that is pulled out on day 5....I've not had staples
but I've removed plenty and they are very fiddly and harder to remove esp if
skin starts growing over the edges of them.
Alissa


I also think it can boil down to personal preference on the OB's part.
The OB/surgeon that was on call when I had dd#2 is associated with a
practice that uses staples as a matter of routine.
And they also hurt more if they become imbedded in the skin :-(

Nan

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Old May 28th 04, 08:39 PM
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Tracey wibbled

I see people mention 'having the staples out' after a c-section
all the time on this group, and I'm so confused about it because I
had two c-sections, and I never had staples...both times I had
stitches that were self-dissolving. Whats the difference?


And I had neither, I had one running stitch with a bead at each end
(consequently I have a bead-shaped dent at one end of the scar and a
raised bit at the other, as the skin tightened around the stitch which
was left in a day too long).

Jac
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Old May 28th 04, 09:15 PM
Sophie
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I see people mention 'having the staples out' after a c-section all the
time
on this group, and I'm so confused about it because I had two c-sections,
and I never had staples...both times I had stitches that were
self-dissolving. Whats the difference?



I've had staples with all 3 of mine. I had mine removed each time just
before leaving the hospital. Never had a problem.


 




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