sam10 wrote:Thank you so much for sharing your story. I am so sorry you had such a rough time and came so close to losing your life. It can take a while to heal and come to terms with such a traumatic pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum period. Whatever helps to feel better, consider doing it (e.g. I started horse-back riding at the tender age of 38 )
Sending you hugs.
tree wrote:Hi Maggie,
Welcome to the forums.I am sorry you went through such a difficult delivery and got so sick afterwards. That is awful. I am very glad to hear that you are feeling better and that things are improving every day.
Many of us really struggle to cope with pre-eclampsia and its effects on us and our kids. This forum helped me cope with the aftermath in a few ways. I learned a lot about the technical/medical details of what happened to me. I also learned that feeling incredibly sad, angry, deprived, and whatever else was normal after pre-eclampsia. I needed some counseling to really come to terms with it, and that seems to help many of the women here. I wanted to do something to help other womens, and the Pre-eclampsia Foundation has volunteer and awareness activities that help us feel like we are making a difference. I strongly second Julija's suggestion to do something that makes YOU feel better. We have no control over pre-E, but we can do things that we loved before pregnancy or take up new hobbies that make us happy or in control. Finally, this board gave me some perspective on what happened to me. My daughter and I went through a difficult year, but we are both healthy now. I am very grateful for that.
I am not sure that I can give you any helpful advice. I can only tell you what worked for me. I had to understand what happened (I am a scientist, and I like details). Then, I had to realize that my reaction to it was pretty normal, and that this reaction wasn't good for me or my family. I got some help from a counselor, and took up some new activities that made me feel like I had some control over my life. I decided to run a half marathon and start riding my bike again to convince myself that my body could be good for something. It took a while, but I got through it. We are here if you need support on your journey through this.
maggie101 wrote:This group of physicians have taken every thing away from me...It has been advised we never have children again.
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