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To think there are worse pains than labour?

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coraltoes Thu 07-Feb-13 15:37:54

Having recently badly broken a bone WIBU to say actually, it hurt a fuckload more than giving birth? I honestly thought nothing could hurt more than labour, but lo and behold something did! (for less hours admittedly but nothing amazing to cuddle at the end). The bone had to be pulled back into place with gas and air and a local block, which made me nearly vomit.

Come and share with me your injury horrors and tell me whether they trumped your labour pains. please do not thik i am trying to undermine ladies with horrendous labours, i am sure some of you would put me to great shame :D

Tortington Thu 07-Feb-13 15:39:04

sad hope it heals soon.

try twins vaginal delivery

pinkteddy Thu 07-Feb-13 15:40:27

I vividly remember the pain of my broken arm even though it was more years ago than I care to remember! But once they strapped it up - ready to go into plaster the pain was gone unlike labour pains that just went on and on and on...

valiumredhead Thu 07-Feb-13 15:41:09

I agree about broken bones - just awful and no lovely baby at the end sad

Didn't they knock you out to move your bone? I had a short GA for 20 mins! shock

Hope you are on the mend soon thanks

Bluemonkeyspots Thu 07-Feb-13 15:41:14

Have you not seen that stupid picture doing the rounds on Facebook about labour being the same as having 27 bones broken at once (or some stupid number like they)

Not sure how the worked that one out though hmm

GloryWhole Thu 07-Feb-13 15:42:26

I had an 80+ hour labour with a back to back baby, induced 3 times, forceps, blah blah blah.
I'd gladly go through that again ten times over than have to put up with the hell of a gall stone attack.

noddyholder Thu 07-Feb-13 15:42:43

Kidney stones

StinkyWicket Thu 07-Feb-13 15:43:05

Custardo - you as well! shock grin

Dunno - I haven't broken a bone, twins delivery was vaginal but I had an epidural so was fine, DS was a natural birth and that did hurt.

However on balance it didn't make me cry with pain or nearly pass out like when I smacked my head on the underside of the bunkbeds, or when I get a migraine.

ENormaSnob Thu 07-Feb-13 15:43:22

Subjective innit.

I found peritonitis more painful, but only just.

RightsaidFreud Thu 07-Feb-13 15:43:47

Never had a baby, but cluster headaches aren't much fun. They aren't nicknamed 'the suicide headache' for nothing.

FirstTimeForEverything Thu 07-Feb-13 15:44:02

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Pandemoniaa Thu 07-Feb-13 15:44:28

I'd definitely say that the day I had acute appendicitis followed by the 24 hours after the full laparotomy they did afterwards (minus morphine because I'm allergic to it) was very much more painful than my two, straightforward vaginal deliveries. The second of which was drug and stitch free. I realise I was lucky but I'd have happily had a third labour rather than the complications of the appendicitis.

weegiemum Thu 07-Feb-13 15:46:36

Kidney stones.

I passed a kidney stone in labour.

They are vile, evil, the devils stones. Even if you do catch them, they're a crappy wee bit of gravel. Not a lovely baby!

I had them in 2 pregnancies out of 3. Owwch!

coraltoes Thu 07-Feb-13 15:46:44

holy cow we have been through the wars!

twins VB sounds tough, i'll give you that hehe

this is all making me feel much better though, sorry for lack of caps, hard to use both hands.

ENormaSnob Thu 07-Feb-13 15:47:37

Oh god yes, the recovery from laparotomy which I meant to include with the peritonitis.

weegiemum Thu 07-Feb-13 15:47:43

Hey noddyholder x- post!!

coraltoes Thu 07-Feb-13 15:48:05

Firsttimeforeverything, wtf happened to get you so many broken bones? sounds awful.

kinkyfuckery Thu 07-Feb-13 15:48:35

I've had two vaginal births.
I've also had kidney stones and gallstones (and gall bladder removal).

I'd take the labours!

Itsnotahoover Thu 07-Feb-13 15:49:04

The worst pain I've ever felt was an abscess under my wisdom tooth which burst in the middle of the night and made me vomit and pass out. Closely followed by my ear drum perforating when flying! That bloody hurt! I dare say labour was awful, but I've kind of blocked that out!!

JesusInTheCabbageVan Thu 07-Feb-13 15:49:25

My DH has been through an ordeal which would put you all to shame. While I was in labour (this would have been around four hours before the birth) he got a splinter in his hand. He actually came over to show me, while I was crouched down digging my nails into the coffee table and trying not to be sick. He then pottered off muttering "That really hurts."

Bless. hmm

MammaTJ Thu 07-Feb-13 15:50:09

YABU, I broke my ankle in three places and ended up needing surgery to pin and plate it two weks later. I still think labour hurts more. I had had a lovely labour prior to the break, then two fairly horrific ones after but they all hurt more than the broken bone.

weegiemum Thu 07-Feb-13 15:51:52

I'm glad the kidney stone sistas think it was worse than labour. No (female) believes me! But it was worse. With dd2 every bloody day for 6 months! Really nasty, evil things!

coraltoes Thu 07-Feb-13 15:52:16

Jesusinthecabbagevan, i hope he has made a full recovery poor love.

sydlexic Thu 07-Feb-13 15:52:59

I had hideous gallstone pain but nowhere near labour. We don't all feel the same though do we.

If you had given me a gun when I was in labour I would gladly have shot myself.

VisualiseAHorse Thu 07-Feb-13 15:53:28

Tooth ache. OUCH. Would much rather give birth 18 times than have another tooth pulled out.

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