“How’s your incision doing?” the nurse asked me. “What incision,” I replied. “It’s the rest of me that’s in pain.” That was me 6 weeks ago in the postpartum wing. I had been bed-ridden for 3 months and a day, and my muscles had given way to atrophy. Back pain, leg pain, and top it off with a c-section. I couldn’t even wash my hands in the sink, let alone try to pick up my preemie babies.
Physical therapy was my saving grace. I went everyday for 2 weeks, and thankfully regained my back and leg strength. Today it’s been a little over 6 weeks since giving birth to Kaitlyn and Ava, and praise the Lord, my body is getting back to my pre-bed rest self.