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Yoga Challenge Interrupted

November 8, 2012
Last week I said I was starting a 30 day yoga challenge, thanks to inspiration from  my local yoga studio. The first bump came from the weekend; with Gabe and Ryan home I didn't feel comfortable doing my routines, so that was a bust. Then Monday night I noticed my c-section scar was looking funny. On the right side it's always been uglier than the rest, but Monday it was red and puffy and a bit sore/itchy. I asked Ryan to look at it and he grimaced and said "What did you do?" Tuesday morning I called my doctor's office and they made me an appointment to come in on Friday, unless it gets a lot worse or I develop a fever. I'm thinking I developed a minor hernia from the yoga, but I'm not sure. In any case, no more ab-focused yoga for me. I'm going to pick up a more simple and easy routine and just stick with that till the end of the month, unless my doctor says not too.

*sigh* This set-back upsets me a bit. It's been very nearly 3 months now since my surgery and this happens? How long am I going to have to pussy-foot around?

Sorry to hear that you are having problems. I Hope you feel better soon, heal completely, & that you find exercise you like & can do safely. Take care.

When you say it's been 3 months since your surgery, you mean 3 months since the c-section? I had a c-section 17 months ago, and I was ranting and raving 6 weeks after it trying to get back in the swing of things and pissed it was taking so long. I started researching how long it takes to recover from a c-section (scar healing, etc) and came up with about a year. A freaking year! And some things just never go back just right. I'm 17 months out, and I still have numbness and sometimes some pain. Also I can't find any underwear that fits right. :( I hope the rest of your recovery is smooth. But do take it easy! Your body has been through a lot!

I'm sorry you are having issues with it. Yes, c-section scars can sometimes take a long time to heal thoroughly. It really varies a lot.

Brainstorming out loud.....could it be a skin yeast infection? They love to settle into c-section scars at the least chance. Perhaps you got more sweaty than usual from the yoga and this predisposed you to the yeastie beasties? Go read my Skin Yeast Manifesto and see if that sounds familiar at all.

http://www.wellroundedmama.blogspot.com/2009/07/skin-yeast-manifesto.html

If not, sometimes the body doesn't fully absorb a suture, even though they use absorbable sutures. I know a number of women who have had a spot like this come and go as the suture works its way out over time. nothing to do for that but patience, I think.

Of course, it's possible one part of the scar didn't heal completely thoroughly and it's just flaring up. Your doc will help figure out whether this is an issue.

I would say, take measures for skin yeast to rule that out as a problem in the meantime, then keep that appt with your doc on Friday. It will probably be fine, but it's good you are listening to your body and taking it easy when your body says to do so.

Hope you feel better soon. Keep us updated.

It is frustrating I am sure. I hope you can get it taken care of.

I am a slow healer. Always been. When I broke my back they told me it would be better in 6 months. It was more like 13. When I tore the ligaments in my ankle they told me it would be three months -- more like two years.

It's very frustrating not being able to do the things you want to do but hang in there. Hope the doctor can get you healed up and moving around soon.

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