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D&C? BlankityBlankBlank Due August 16; Intercourse, Pennsylvania 15451 posts
13th May '10

I didnt even know where to post this.
Im really not going to be on here much like I saidin my post yesterdaybut I just need to know to try and settle my mind....
The "more sophisticated" ultrasound results came back today and confirmed my doctor's diagnosis. Im scheduled for a D&C on Monday and to be honest im really scared.
For those of you who have gone through the D&C procedure.....how was it? How was recovery? Was it painful?I know im going to be put under but im still freaked out.
I still cant even believe this is happening. It just feels like a horrible dream ill wake up from any moment.

TIA ladies

♥Heather Due January 8 (girl); 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Dayton, Ohio 89294 posts
13th May '10
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(NONE) Mississippi 1344 posts
13th May '10

I'm so sorry sweetie. I know how you feel. I had to have a D&C as well March of 09 because of a miscarriage. I was really scared too, and really upset about it. They do put you completely under for it, recovery isn't bad from it. But the mental state afterwards is the hardest. or for me it was anyway. I cried after I was in the recovery. You do get to go home the same day, and they recomend having someone stay with you for a full 24hrs after you get home. I am really sorry sweetie.

Happy Humanist 2 kids; Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 11876 posts
13th May '10

They will probably use a "twilight sleep" using something like Versed and Fentanyl. I wouldn't worry too much about the physical aspect, you won't remember and won't feel the pain and recovery shouldn't be bad at all. It's the emotional part that you'll have to deal with.

...rebecca... 2 kids; California 32937 posts
13th May '10

i'm so sorry hun.



i've had 2. i don't remember it being too bad. i went in got put under, cleaned out, then woke up in recovery and was sent home after i peed.. i think that's what it was and you coming around. and they made me pee in a bed pan too.

BlankityBlankBlank Due August 16; Intercourse, Pennsylvania 15451 posts
13th May '10

Thank you ladies.
I just want to get it over with.
That might sound horrible but I just need to try to keep going and there's no way I can do that until after the procedure.

Happy Humanist 2 kids; Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 11876 posts
13th May '10
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♥Heather Due January 8 (girl); 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Dayton, Ohio 89294 posts
13th May '10
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BlankityBlankBlank Due August 16; Intercourse, Pennsylvania 15451 posts
13th May '10
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...rebecca... 2 kids; California 32937 posts
13th May '10
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Gabiibaybee 33 kids; Oakland, California 4688 posts
13th May '10

My D&C sucked, i woke up in pain. and i almost hemridged (sp). but women are different.

GL MAMA

.:Mary:. 2 kids; Fort Dick, California 15203 posts
13th May '10

First off, Idk what to say, sorry isnt good enough =( but Im really sorry. (I read your previous post but I didnt know what to say there)



& having a D&C is pretty scary. The scariest part is before while your waiting to go in. Its pretty fast, its like closing and opening your eyes. Recovery for me, was not bad at all. It was harder to recover when I miscarried because I bled more. With a D&C you dont bleed much.



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Ann-Marie Headrick (Anne) TTC since May 2012; 32 kids; Eureka, California 1 posts
10th May '12
Quoting BlankityBlankBlank:" I didnt even know where to post this. Im really not going to be on here much like I saidin my post yesterdaybut ... [snip!] ... I still cant even believe this is happening. It just feels like a horrible dream ill wake up from any moment. TIA ladies"


First of all I am so sorry for your loss! Unfortunately I've been in your shoes, so I know how hard this is for you!

I found out that my first baby didn't have a heartbeat anymore at 13 almost 14 weeks, and my doctor suggested a D&C instead of miscarrying on my own because my baby was to big, her name was going to be Jordyn.

When you get there, they'll ask you a ton of questions about your health history, etc. They will start an IV and probably give you some IV medication that may make you kind of sleepy and/or out of it but it may not kick in as fast as you think it should. Once everything is ready, they will wheel you into the operating room. I was petrified because I was still 100% awake and scared, and it's cold in the room so the nurse said she was going to get me a warm blanket (which was actually this inflatable thing) and she put that over me, then the anesthesiologist said he was going to give me some IV medication that may burn a little in my arm.... and honestly that's the last thing I remember... I was OUT.

The procedure actually only takes about 15-20 minutes, and they will wake you up probably about 30 minutes or so after you get put under. When I woke up, a nurse was there and gave me a glass of water and a pain pill to take, then she went to go get my husband (he was my boyfriend at the time), so that he could come and sit with me. I believe my surgery started at 1pm (had to arrive an hour before, for all the prep stuff) and I was home by 2:15pm. I was tired, more depressed about what had happened than anything, but otherwise felt ok.

You will be given a prescription for pain pills, and I took them regularly for the first 2-3 days because I was afraid of hurting. I had some mild (nothing major at all) cramping, and you will bleed like a heavy period for at least the first 3-4 days. You can only use pads, no tampons at all. And you will have a follow up visit with your doctor approximately 2 weeks after the procedure is done. If no complications arise, then you can usually resume normal sexual activity after your follow up appointment, but honestly you might not feel like it at all due to the circumstances of what happened. My doctor said it's best after a D&C to not get pregnant for at least 2 months so that your body can heal.

The thing that was most surprising to me was that after feeling pretty decent for the first 5-6 days, then I started having strong cramps and more heavy bleeding. It was normal, my doctor said it was when my body finally figured out what was going on. You can call your doctor for a pain medication refill if you need to. Otherwise, as long as you don't start running a fever or having any foul smelling discharge with your bleeding, you are probably fine.

My thoughts are with you.... it's scary and sad, but I promise that physically, you will be just fine. Emotionally, it will probably take you a while! Blessings to you!!