Hi ladies, I'm hoping some if you can offer some reassurance that this pain will go away, and also that what I'm feeling is normal (if it is why did no one warn me!!!) I had my buba (still no name just yet!!) on Wednesday afternoon....so about 36 hours ago! I had an epidural and also an episitomy (sp) and 2nd degree tear. Also I now have piles so bug they are petruding past the edge of my cheeks (sorry for tmi) but I literally can't find my bumhole anymore!!! I had to have 2 attempts at the epi (2nd one took nearly 2 hours to do, if I'd have known that I'd have prob not bothered!!) Anyway along with the pain from the piles and stitches my legs have swollen sooo bad....I now offically have cankles and my thighs are sooo sore. I this is wrong but peeing hurts sooo bad I'm finding myself not drinking to try and avoid it happening. If I do pee the only way it's possible is to get in the bath and hold the shower head between my legs! Don't get me started on doing a number 2!! I'm not even contemplating that! Sorry for the long post but I can barely stand/sit or lie down without something making me want to scream in pain oh and I can't stand upright on my own due to the back pain from the epi! Has anyone got any advice? Reassuring words or general info that might help??