Tuesday, 18 November 2014

my labour story - part 2

June 10th, 2014

I admited into ward at 5 pm.
10.00 pm, the induction began. The medication "prostin" has been given by gynea (by inserting into vagina). Doc said , "after 3 hours a midwife will come visit you to see the progress. If no progress after 3 hours, she will come on the next morning (around subuh) to put on the 2nd dose. If I feel the contraction in every 3 minutes,  please call a nurse".

However, in just one hour, I already felt the contraction. Slowly it became harder and harder.. huh! In one hour, I felt the contraction in every one minute.  For sure, it was very hard and I cant cope with it. I asked the nurse on duty to call the midwife. And yet, she brought a ctg machine to monitor my contraction. (I told u, It took about 20 minutes for ctg came to my room as she told that ctg machines has been used by other patience that time.  Huh! A very bad system ). After finished (about 30 minutes later), I asked her to call a midwife, but Dr Khamsiah arrived by herself at my door step.

 

She did a V.E and said my cervix already dilated about 3cm. I asked for a pain relief  (for sure I want an epidural). Of 'coz, gynea recommended it without no objection. Thus, I had been transfered to labor room as an epidural would be given at the labor room by an anaesthetist. The lowest dose for epidural was 8 and the highest/strongest was 16. For my case, anaesthetist gave me 12 because I still felt the pain by 10. After that, I felt no pain at all and I can made a big smile from ear to ear.. so, doc & nurse asked me to get sleep but I cant do that. I knew it's hard for me to get sleep for the first night if I changed the sleeping place. Huhu.. 

At 4 am, the pitocin (to facilitate birth or in other words, to influence the dilatation) had been given to me. At 5.30 am, Dr.Khamsiah came to break my water bag & that time my cervix already dilate about 7 cm. At the same time, Doc told me that my baby already poo poo in the womb.. huhu.. but doc said, i still have a chance to give normal delivery as she will try her best .
 
7 am, midwife came to ke to give breakfast. She said i have to eat even a small bite as i need an energy to push the baby very soon. At 8.30 am, I felt like period pain and i called midwife. She came & saw that my baby already at the 'door', just waiting to go out. For sure that time my cervix already full opening at 10cm. 

Straight away,They started to prepare for my birth and after 3 times of pushing, i can see my cute baby girl =)).  Immediately,  my tears falling down. I do not know how I felt that time (when the 1st time saw my baby's face). She laid down on my chest (skin to skin). Maybe 1 word could describe -"TERHARU".. It was really a nice moment that I think every mother would feel the same as what I feel. 

Fresh from tummy - my beautiful little princess move in to the a new beautiful world.
Only God knows how i felt this time. Nothing sweeter  than being a mother =))

 
After all, the nurse took my baby to wash and tagging and dad need to azan and 'tahnik'. While my gynea did an episiotomy to me and collect my stem cell (blood and cord) for stem cell banking through Cyro Cord Company.  

1 hour later, midwife came towards me brought my baby together asked me to nurse my baby. Alhamdulillah, she did well. However, subsequently,  I felt I want to vomit & nurse put a bowl because I still cant stand up and walk to the toilet. She said that was normal situation when epidural was taken out. Then, I was sent to the ward..  And Another "episode" began.....

 
 
NUR FARAH LEENA - dad's and mum's choc latte 

The Meaning of NUR FARAH LEENA - Cahaya Kegembiraan & Kelembutan
 

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Hemorrhoid During Pregnancy

 


Hemorrhoid is common during pregnancy but I never thought that I will suffer during pregnancy. Hemorrhoid is the vascular structures in the anal canal that become piles when swollen. And when it swollen , it very hurt and painful.

I started had hemorrhoid when my pregnancy reach the fifth months. That was happened when I was at my home town in Terengganu. One week I've been in Terengganu, but I started got the hemorrhoid just 3-4 days before going back to KL. I thought it happened because of the water (i guess so).

If  i'm in my house in KL , I not use the water from the pipeline then boil it. I means the source of the water come from the pipe. But, I will used the mineral water or drinking water that I get it from drinking water machine (20 cent for every 1 liter). Then when I touch down in KL,  straight away going to KPJ Ampang Puteri to see the specialist. I met Dr Suib Ismail, that I already set the appointment with him earlier. My husband drove the car that time. I tell ya, when I walk up at the KLIA arrival hall from flight door going to the luggage pick up area, it was like !@#%%&^*&^(*&). I cant imagine how painful it was. So, I have to walk slowly, and every time when I reach the toilet, I went into the toilet just for take a rest. And the worst part, I cant sat down on the seat and every cannot lied down. I only can sleep if I lied down on my side.

Why I met Dr. Suib? I asked Uncle Google about the women surgeon in Malaysia, unlikely, there are no women surgeon in Malaysia. The Gleneagles Hospital got one but she is specialize in breast surgery or plastic surgery. huhu.. So, by hook or by crook, I have to meet the male doctor.

I met DR Suib if accompanied by my husband. When I met him, he tried to move the piles inside the anal canal by using his hand and he said that my case was in Level 2 (hemorrhoid has 4 level). When everything has been done, I must seat on the wheelchair and someone has to pull me. oowwhh, I cant imagine how it felt, super duper sakit when I seating down, I cannot walk because scared that pile will come out again as it does not get back to its normal size yet. Doctor gave me few medication, 1 for eating and another one is just for external use only which I have to put it at the pain's area.

For about 2 weeks, I had suffered with the pain. I cant walk, cant sat down, cant lied down.. huhu.. (nangis tak berlagu).. And the worst part which is super duper triper sakit (sakit macam rasa nak terjun bangunan je), when every time I have to go the toilet and plash out something from my bowel.. huhu.. Lepas keluar toilet, mengerang kesakitan kat atas katil macam orang nak beranak for about 30 minutes.. Only God know the pain , I means the real pain. How u feel when u are heading to labour room for your laboring process, that's what I felt when I suffered from hemorrhoid..

Then after 2 weeks, the swollen already gone and the piles already get back to its normal size and normal position inside the anal, the pain also gone. Alhamdulillah. Then, I met the doctor again and he said , its already ok but he asked me to do "rubber ligation".

I did the "rubber ligation" after 3 months  later. Because before that, I was travelled to EU country. During my trip, I don't felt the pain but I had a bleeding from my anal canal. Maybe because I walk a lot.

Everything when smooth and I though that my hemorrhoid already gone. But, definitely I was wrong. The hemorrhoid did came back when I was pregnant 9 months. This time, I did not know how it happened and why.. But again, the pain I felt that time was the same how I felt before )cannot sat down, cannot walk, cannot lied down).. huhuhu.. 

Again, I have to met specialist. It was 10th June 2014. However, Dr Suib was not around, and I have to see Dato' Dr Abdullah Taha. Dr Abdullah was very a kind person, very soft spoken person. and he trat me very well. He said that the piles did come out again because my baby already engage and she push herself going down into the birth canal, and of course at the same time the anal canal would felt the force as well ,and straight away push the piles out.
Dr Abdullah said I cant did the operation that time because of pregnancy, only after confinement it could be done. During my labour, i could felt the pain of 2 area, in front and the back but the contraction was strong so it hide the pain of my back.

But, after the labour finish, Ya Allah! super duper sakit.. sakit sangat-sangat. tambah pulak tak boleh duduk.. and nak menyusu pun tak boleh..so, i have to breastfeed in sleeping position. Alhamdulillah my baby manage to drink my milk..

During confinement, i was suffered with hermerroids. Too bad because i still cannot seat down.And at the same time, i also felt the pain of the episotomy at my birth door.. Double pain.. But lucky, aku langsung tak sembelit masa confinement. Seriusly, confinement period was my nightmare.. huhuhhu

Monday, 10 November 2014

My Labour Story

My expected delivery date was fall down on June 11, 2014. And definitely i delivered my precious on that expected date by induction of labour. Why & how it happened? Here is the story ;

June 11th, 2014, my baby "a precious little gurl" was borned on 9.05am at AnNur Specialist Hospital, Bandar Baru Bangi through induction labour. It was my edd, exactly same with my real delivery date. And my labour was conducted by my ever super best gynea, Dr.Khamsiah and her team.
Breastfeeding and parenting guideline books. Got it from Antenatal Class at Annur Hospital
My baby in my womb via 3d scan
My Confinement Set

I was blesssed that my husband always be by my side in every single minute. Of coz he was my 2nd pain killer (aiiikk???) (no..no.. He was no.1). The labour was going well as I took epidural as my pain killer. Hehe.. I am the person who cannot cope with pain, even a bee's bites.. Hahaha (super penakot yang amat)... so the epidural was the right decision for me and I not regret it at all.

I was admitted a day before that, which was June 10, 2014 due to a very bad progress on my cervix dilatation. My cervix already opened 1cm two weeks ago and yet untill June 10th, it still 1cm via V.E (vaginal examination)..lucky, during my v.e , it wasnt painful at all.Seriously... not like anyone said that the "seluk-seluk" process was really super duper pain. Ooouucchh.. Alhamdulillah, mine wasnt felt that ..

On June 8th, I was suffered with hermerroids.  It was really bad, I cant laid down on bed,cant sat on chair.. huhu... No words could described how tough really was due to the pain was really high end.. But what to do, it happened on weekend, no specialist work during weekend, so I have had to wait for the coming Monday to meet a doctor. Before this, I referred my hermerroids case with Dr. Suib Ismail ( a general surgeon in KPJ Ampang Puteri), for sure I would meet Dr Suib again.

On that particular day, my hubby bring me to Ampang Puteri, however Dr.Suib wasnt thereas Monday was not his consultation day. So his nurse on duty asked me to go to E&A Department as definitely there will be a doctor who could looked at me. At first, I was mey with M.O, medical officer and yet he sent me to specialist a.k.a A Surgeon, Dato ' Dr. Abdullah Taha as Dr. Suib was not around..

Dr. Abdullah wss very helpful. Seriously.. very kind man and nice talker. He just layan me and answer all my questions. And I think i wanna meet Dr Abdullah again after this if I had to refer back regarding my hermerroids.  If I choose to give birth at Ampang Puteri, straight away I have to admit to ward that day, but I refuse as I want to give birth with Dr. Khamsiah at Annur Hospital.

I had asked Dr.Abdullah to do operation for my hermerroids because I cant stand anymore, it was really painful. But, Doc said it cant be done at all for pregnancy  women.. I must wait it untill finish my confinement period. Huhu (still a long time).. But, I told ya, thas was the thoughest time and it was very painful,especially during my confinement and I really suffered. Seriously.. not a joke.. After met Dr. Abdullah, I can going back home, not admitted. That time, I already felt the contraction (mild contraction), in every 20 minutes.

When i get home, it still the same. No progress on my contraction and it remain for every 20 minutes. A day after that, then I only get myself to the hospital. A nurse put Ctg machine on me to check the conctraction , and sfter 30 minutes,  she said no contraction detected. Huh! (How could be! Ad I felt it).. Then, the midwife came towards me, after a couple of minutes she put her hand on my belly,  she said I had a contraction. So , what happened with the machine?? And a nurse  who entertain me also does not know anything as she said I was ok, no contraction been detected. huhu... it could only be confirmed by a midwife. Huh!...

Then, the midwife refered my case to Dr Khamsiah and Doc asked me to be warded as I need to get into labour by induction. My cervix still dilate  1cm like 2 weeks ago.. (errrmm.. bad progress  =[  ) .


My microfiber Towel for my Hospital's bag packing stuff

My clothing for hospital's bag

** To be continue in Part 2