thanks guys! things are going great, just adjusting to the lack of sleep and the pain of breastfeeding but i couldn't be happier (even though i'm an emotional wreck with these hormones!). jonas is such an easy baby and i feel so blessed, he couldn't be sweeter. i will work on getting my pics downloaded onto my computer and let you know when i can put it on photobucket.
ash and peggy~ nothing out of the ordinary with the ileostomy, in fact many of my friends who have had c-sections say the first poop is murder but i didn't have to deal with that luckily. score one for the ostomates! the hernia repair made my surgery more atypical with the vertical incision, and i don't know how a normal c-section would feel so i don't know what to say as far as was it painful. it was nowhere near as bad as my recovery from my colectomy in november, but i was much more healthy this time around too, so i don't know if that makes all the difference. basically, the surgeon went in after the baby was delivered and stitched together where the opening had created a hernia. i never felt the hernia in the first place, but was told it could be a problem in the furture so i should just take care of it now. they stitched me closed this time, whereas last time the surgeon left me open due to a concern about infection. it's so great to not have an open wound anymore and not to have to do dressing changes, whoo hoo! well, i hope you are all well and thanks for the well-wishes and kind words. xoxo, headphones
29 yr. old female
diagnosed with pancolitis uc 7/05
emergency ileostomy 11/07
pregnant~ due in march