“The gold standard” and Recovery time in different countries .

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My doctor told me I hot the gold standard. Has anyone else heard that term? The surgery lastet 3.5 hours and I stayed for observation fir 1 night. I am a stay at home mom of littles but if I would work I would get maximum 6 days. How about you guys?

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    hi there not heard that, which country are you in? Also which surgery did you have? I had spinal sacrohystetopexy and posterior repair, in hospital two night then home. Recovery good and started swimming at two half weeks, then got persistent uti which seems to be going after multiple trips and conversations with gp and second lot of antibiotics. Signed off work 6 weeks and can extend for another 2 if necessary.

    While your recovery seems good please make sure you don't overdo it especially with lifting.

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    yes my dr said gold standard when he was talking about my tvt for urethrea i live in canada

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    daniela. Wow, detailed notes you got! I also had spinal fixation but with mesh around vagina to help suspension (controversial I know).

    I didn't see the photo before. So two repairs and suspension. The sling you had seems an operation which has minor surgical incisions and faster recovery, with the mesh it takes 2-4 weeks to embed so you have to be careful of lifting, coughing, sneezing.

    But given the length of surgery it's pretty major with two repairs. When I had anterior repair three years ago was signed off for 8 weeks (I did go back to work after three).

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      Hi Helen, I did get the mesh as well, recovery is do much better at 3 weeks. i caved and bought a donut ring last week. it made a huge difference.

      wow 8 weeks that is great!!! I am grateful gor my husband since we are chasing toddlers.

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    "Gold Standard" treatment just means you have been given the best treatment or surgical procedure that is currently known. I do agree with Helen that however good your surgery, you have had a lot of intervention and should give yourself plenty of rest with feet up for at least 2 weeks then no heavy lifting,including children, for at least 2 months. This sort of surgery is not obvious to those around you and they dont appreciate just how much you have had done. Look after yourself.

    No penetrative sex for at least 2 months and then very slowly and cautiously with masses of lubrication. The urethral sling has to embed in the vaginal tissues for a successful outcome.

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