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2010 marks my first step to becoming a mother. I had a reasonably good pregnancy – I get woken up at about 2-3am for about 2-3hours every night. Bub decided to wake and kick at that time! Unbeknownst to me, it is LO’s way of preparing me for more of such nights :D

2011 my beautiful baby arrives – with much ‘funfare’. I had to go for emergency c-sect after my water bag broke and I started bleeding. I went into shock for a bit too.

But nothing, nothing, nothing at all, prepared me for the pain. By day 5, I was still in much pain from the Caesarean. And even after discharge and by day 14, the pain near the stich never did go away. I’m allergic to the ‘usual’ painkiller – paracetamol and aspirin and therefore was prescribed stronger pain killer drug. Somehow, it didn’t seem to work. I steeled myself and decided I HAD to get off the only painkiller I could have – for many reasons but primarily because I started breastfeeding. Lo and behold, the pain started to fade away! Ironic isn’t it?…

Fast forward to mid-2013, after a few tests and trials with the specialist on allergy management, we stumbled upon the answer to the above. My body was reacting to the painkiller and causing excruciating abdominal pain. I was actually in pain not because of the Caesarean but because of the painkiller drug itself! Life is interesting, isn’t it? :)


Posted by jocelynwong31, 14th November 2013


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  • You must have a wondeful allergist. It would have been awful at the time with the pain. I guess the good thing to come out of it is now you know what you are allergic to and to avoid it.

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  • Oh no, how awful! Not good to find out your source of pain was actually from the thing supposed to be stopping the pain. It sure is a weird world

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  • Wow what a thing to find out pleased you got to the bottom of it

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  • How truly very bizarre, really!

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  • You poor thing! I had a c sect and had bowel issues on day five due to body hating the drugs, glad you have answers now!!

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  • I never use painkiller to reduce the pain after caesarean. Only drink panadol several days and it is recommendation from my doctor.

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