3/19/11

My c-section wound....

First of all, I just don't blog anymore. This fucking c-section catastrophe has absolutely destroyed me since baby's birth.

But I will give everyone an update. After me complaining about not feeling right and asking why the wound doesn't heal for past 2 months (out of 3) and my legs experiencing shooting pains, etc. (why bore you with all of the details?), I saw the Medical Director of the Wound Center last Monday for a second opinion. He is a Vascular Surgeon and said we should open it back up and clean it out and see what's going on why it hadn't healed.

On St. Patrick's Day, I was in recovery when the surgeon told me they found a "sponge inside." WTF?! My best friend, V, came up from Miami to help me with baby that day/night and left this morning. He'd already seen her while I was out of it to tell her same. She was aghast.

But AT LEAST I know now I wasn't crazy in all of the feelings I was having and I feel so much more positive now that this wound WILL finally heal. Of course, the gaping hole inside me is much larger now but as long as I heal, I'm going to thank my lucky stars!

Anyway....hopefully on the mend, FINALLY!

18 comments:

hopefulcc said...

Finally- an answer!!! Still so sorry that you've had to endure all of this for so long. Here's to a speedy healing process!!

sprogblogger said...

Oh lordy. That's absolutely unforgivable. So sorry you had to go through this, but yes - at least now you know & you can have every expectation that it WILL heal. Oi.

Paige said...

Oh my god...does stuff like this really happen??? I'm so glad they figured it out. Healing ought to go fast now.

Eb 40+ said...

oh crap that is insane. i wish you a very speedy recovery

Frozen Egg Bank Mom said...

WOW!! It's amazing that was left inside, crazy! As you said, the good thing is that now you know why you weren't healing. So glad you are getting some closure on this and hope that the healing begins quickly.

Anonymous said...

are you going to sue? That would bring in a tidy bundle for your pain and suffering.

I'd sue if it gave me the $ for kid number 2

null said...

OMG you could be on mystery diagnosis. Although actually it's sadly not as uncommon--I'd find out who the scrub tech was and make sure they are punished, that is SOLELY their job, to count all the instruments and sponges in and out during a procedure. SHEESH. Makes me embarrassed to be in the medical field.
I'm so sorry for your pain and suffering but also so relieved there is an answer. Now on to healing and enjoying that beautiful baby!

MyTwoLines said...

OK that is me above as "null" my DH was signed into his google account and I didn't realize.

Anonymous said...

That could pay for all of the infertility treatments you have had.... And for Peanuts college account. Just sayin'... Glad you are better and you are off to enjoy the baby you have been waiting forever for!

Sue said...

I am so glad you got a second opinion! Thank God!!!

Okay, we learned in law school that it is a classic medical error that is frequently sued on (with reason). It does happen...I just can't believe it happened to you! It is negligence, straight out, to leave a sponge inside of a wound! I am so so glad you got it out NOW. If you are interested in getting some money back, it might not be a bad idea (I am really not that kind of lawyer, honestly, I hate the "sue everybody" philosophy but you did have some serious issues in the last few months and you are really lucky you pushed it and had it looked at again).

Lorraine said...

What the...? I thought that was such an old-timey mistake that nobody would actually make it nowadays! I'm so glad you got the gumption to ask for a second opinion - I know it's hard to anything but the bare minimum in those first few months, so good for you.

I also hate the lawsuit mentality, but unfortunately it's one of the only ways to get anyone to care more about not making those mistakes in the first place.

Hope you're doing better and, finally, on the mend!

musicmakermomma said...

Thank goodness you pursued this - hoping your wound just goes away now! Best of luck...

PVED said...

I hope you sue the crap out of them.

PVED said...

I hope you sue the crap out of them.

Phoebe said...

Ugh, that's really horrible. I'm glad you kept pursuing it. It reminds me of my wound not healing with my internal stitch coming to the surface and not dissolving, but a sponge? Holy crap!

Hope you heal fast soon!

I don't blog anymore either, though you have a much better excuse than me.

Rosie said...

oh goodness. (I had the same thing as Phoebe..) So glad thats figured out and over, I pray!
Heal!

Me said...

OMFG?!?! REALLY!?!!

Miss Tori said...

Hope you are doing well!