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Had surgery Aug 7 am, and surgeon elected to only repair the stage 3 almost stage 4 rectocele and leave the stage 2 for pelvic floor physio later post recovery. All is going well, and I have no complaints unless you count that the pain medicine I was issued were too strong (Tramadol) so (a) they were giving me a false sense of recovery and (b) coming off them was 2 days of complete nausea I wish on no enemy. That said I have learned to give myself shorter walks and longer breaks as it's such early days. I believe I was doing too much too soon.
They went through my perineum which was a surprise as I was awakened with episiotomy style stitches externally as well as the intra-vaginal and (I'm guessing by the agony when I have a softener enhanced BM) intra-rectal stitches. My surgeron is on holidays until Aug 27 so will find out then (I guess) what happened. I understood it was going through my vaginal tissues, hence the confusion. I had hoped also for a complimentary tummy tuck, boob lift, umbilical hernia correction but was clearly passed over .... lol.
Only aking low dose Celebrex & xs Tylenol now.
Tried to go off stool softeners at the 7 day mark and that was a VERY BAD IDEA.
Important lessons learned.
Hope this finds you all well.
If anyone has rectocele repair questions it's a fresh experience.
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