Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I spoke too soon...



7 comments:

Powell's Place said...

My mother-in-law had them surgically removed and it was painful, but she said TOTALLY worth it! I guess they cut and burn them off. Sorry, totally random that this is the first comment I've left on your blog. Congratulations on the new baby boy!!

Angela B said...

Dad had his removed... remember when he had to sit on a doughnut for like a month? You really should eat real food still, just make sure to eat high fiber easy to digest food-- and be very careful how much grains you eat- especially wheat. Have I given you the Sassy water recipe? It's great for post-prego digestive problems. Seriously!

Kendra and Caleb said...

Oh no! Poor you! I am so sorry! I totally understand your pain. I haven't heard of having it removed but I say go for it. If you can live with pain everyday you mine as well get it taken off and live with it for a few weeks and then be FREE! I am soooo sorry. Let me know what you decide to do...maybe I'll follow in your footsteps.

Team Shelton said...

Definitely eat a high fiber diet-I know a liquid diet sounds like a good idea, but it's not. A diet rich in vegetables, fruits, legumes and whole grains promotes peristalsis (movement of the bowels). Fiber components attract water to form gelatinous masses that keep the feces soft, bulky and easy to pass. Your diet should also contain lots of blackberries, blueberries, cherries, buckwheat and citrus fruits to strengthen vein structures. (I suggest Miralax for immediate relief if you are constipated or if you are staining to pass your BM, and then you should take two tbsp. of psyllium every day).

Temporary relief can also be achieved by a warm sitz bath (1 tsp of salt/quart of water). Over the counter creams, especially those with witch hazel, shark liver oil, cod liver oil, and cocoa butter can definitely help.

Burning the vein off isn't a bad idea, but if you don't get to the root of the problem (poor bowel hygiene...ie constipation, not having a BM daily) then the varicose veins will continue to persist.

Good Luck! Hope this helps!
-Heidi

Cyn said...

What is going on with your milk supply? Email me on FB, I might have some tips to help you out!

I am sorry about your hemorroids too, that sounds awful. I hope you get some relief soon.

Kendra and Caleb said...

Hey I know I already posted on here but I had some issues with milk supply and my Dr and lactation consultant told me the main issue is having enough liquids, they said I could diet as long as I was drinking enough water. So I did and still do and haven't had an issue. Everyone is different but I would recommend keeping up with the fluids.

Katrina said...

I really really really need to come see you! You poor thing!

I have a friend who got hers removed. I think it was annoying and a pain for recovery but she was glad she did it to avoid other problems and pain. I'm sorry it's so painful. Mine were bad but yours sound so so awful! Poor girl!

Sorry Jase is sick. Is Sammie feeling better now but now the baby is just congested? Or do both of them have it now?

How are you? How are your emotions and hormones? Good for you to try pumping! It never worked for me--but you are a superb mom for trying so hard! I know it was tough with Samantha, so I hope it is going at least a little better for Jase.

I'll call you soon and figure out a time to come see you and HELP! Maybe let you sleep! :)

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