"The bulge" and ciprofloxacin for cystitis

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I'm 10 weeks post repair (anterior, posterior) and just had my consultant follow up. For the first time in years I'm no longer leaking urine (which is just soooooo exciting!) so I was pretty sure it would all be positive.

Healing all going well a few stitches left to dissolve and she gave me the go ahead to start exercising (no exercises where both feet leave the ground - like running- and no squats, weights are fine as long as I'm not bench pressing (as if....); I can lift my 15kg daughter just not prolonged carrying; I can live with those restrictions). So that all seems good. Thought the detail might be useful as we're all confused by inconsistent advice re exercise.

She did however tell me I have chronic cystitis (probably caused by years of failing to completely empty my bladder though I've never had ANY symptoms) and has put me on a 3 month course of ciprofloxacin. Never heard of this but pharmacist said no gym due to side effects loosening your tendons (and some pretty gruesome other stuff). Plus 3 months seems like a really long course. Anybody got any experience of this?

also she wants to see me again in 4 months when she wants to discuss "the bulge". (I can't feel a bulge!). She told me my tissues are thin although I'm not yet menopausal. So it sort of dented my optimism- does this mean it hasn't worked? But hey, I'm not peeing myself any more so that alone makes it all worthwhile!!

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