My waters went at 32 weeks but I didnt go into labour and got sent off to be induced, after 2 and a half syringes of that stuff and 3 sweeps by some not very gentle doctors I still wasnt going into any kind of labour so they decided the only option was emcs.
Seveal hours later when I finally made it into the theatre. .
The anithasist kept apologising to me whilst he was giving me the many local anaesthetic injections (which to didnt seem overly professional along with the look on the surgeon's face who was reassuring me and also loked like she was going to punch him for me) each one of these injections hurt more than any other ive had. Then when it was finally time for the spinal injection that hurt so much it was the most painful thing ive ever experienced (and ive had some crazy dental experiences and consider myself to not be a wimp when it comes to pain).
Now I experience strange painful twinging sensations in my spine around the spinal injection site which my gp keeps dismissing and tells me to take paracetamol.
I just want to know if im alone with this or if its normal
I've had a spinal for an operation. It didn't hurt at all! Felt a bit strange but certainly wasn't painful. I don't remember having any needles to numb the area first either. I think they sprayed my back with something ?
But with regard to the strange pains afterwards, yes absolutely. I had odd shooting pains up my spine occasionally for about a year afterwards. I read that this is normal.
Thank you for your replies its been 2 years now since I had my dd and im just fed up with not trusting my back when I pick her up or play with her some times its fine for days but at other times I cant even sit down without getting these sort of shooting pains up my back
Nope. My spinal was the most wonderful thing in my life up to that point. (Ok the baby overtook pretty quickly but not to feel the pain of the stuck baby needing trial of rotational forceps any more is still a close second.
I don't remember, I had already had every drug available including epidural when I had spinal - in quite severe emergency situation. I don't remember if it hurt, but I can pinpoint exactly where the needle went in (9 years after birth) as there is a discomfort when I touch the spot / can feel it if I sit on a hard chair.
Hooby ive recenty moved so im going through all the 'oh well you can bend over and touch your toes fine' 'you can bend this way and that fine' here have some anti inflammation tablets and see how it is in a month despite the fact its been 2 f***ing years and ive had them all before
I don't really remember it hurting, as I'd already had an epidural (though that only worked on one side). But it did take many, many attempts to get the needle in, and they ended up having to page the on-call anaesthetist from home. My back looked like a pin cushion and was all bruised, and my DH counted something like 14 holes where they had tried and failed. But the sensation when it was successful... mmm. I didn''t feel a thing while they did an episiotomy/rotational forceps/stitching!