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Meg Bloxham 1 child; Olive Branch, Mississippi 242 posts
24th Dec '12

I'm 10 days PP and I feel pretty much okay. Every once in a while I'll get a twinge or feel it pull a little bit. I think its also how much you push yourself. I'll admit it, i have a low tolerance to pain (as in, I sat there saying 'oh god please, please!' for an epidural during labor while my MIL called me a punk lol). I was home by the third day of my DD's life and did the stairs that night (on pain meds of course). After that I waited a day or so but then I started doing the stairs a couple times a night just to make bottles and such while SO slept. (we take sleeping shifts so we're both not too tired)




TBH if i wasn't so darned tired all the time still I'd be ready to go back to work. They told me at the hospital that the fatigue could be worse than the pain and honestly they were right.



Oh, and: I can say that the first couple days were the hardest, I couldn't even sleep in the bed because the pain of getting up was horrible and I couldn't even roll on my side to help get myself up. SO had to practically hug me from a lying down position and then pull me up, which still hurt like the dickens. Know your limits but make sure you keep moving! Don't let your muscles get stiff and you'll feel better.

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
24th Dec '12
Quoting ❥ Meℓi:" Well what I am saying is you still feel something....even if you have a high tolerance for pain."


Feeling something, and feeling pain, are very very different. Someone can tickle you and you'll feel something. Doesn't mean it hurts.

IDGAF ❤ 1 child; San Diego, CA, United States 30523 posts
24th Dec '12
Quoting Elle With Three &1/2:" Feeling something, and feeling pain, are very very different. Someone can tickle you and you'll feel something. Doesn't mean it hurts."


Discomfort is pretty close to pain....

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
24th Dec '12
Quoting ❥ Meℓi:" Discomfort is pretty close to pain...."


No....it's pretty far from it. Discomfort, is like a papercut. It's not comfortable, but it's not painful by any stretch of the imagination. Pain, is like broken bones.

Tiff + 2[girls] 2 kids; Montana 6000 posts
24th Dec '12

Hmm well my pain is actually manageable as long as I take my pain meds.. its been 4 days. I still can't get in and out of the bed and since the baby is up all night anyways I've just been sleeping on the couch with her in her bouncer next to me. I think each day it gets better though:) glad its not worse lol

NewMommyXOXO 1 child; South Carolina 1183 posts
26th Dec '12

Mine took about 2 weeks...