12 weeks post op

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12 weeks tomorrow and I am able to do a bit more now, can drive but no lifting. I've been signed off work until September as I am a teacher and on my feet all day. I find if I overdo it, it takes 2-3 days to recover and I'm in lots of pain. I have noticed as time has gone on that i have developed further prolapse of my anterior wall and my rectocele is more prominent. Fortunately I havnt had to use my catheters much since before surgery which was constant.

I have started the new vaccine treatment for chronic infections and so far I haven't developed one although it makes me feel very tired and exhausted taking it so that's looking good.

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    Hi Terri,

    sorry to hear you are going to be off work even longer. It is such a long recovery.

    My sister suggested that I should have took the full 6 months from work, especially as this is my second repair. All very well but I only get paid for 3 months off and still have dependent 13 year old.

    Know exactly what you mean about overdoing things and taking 2/3 days to recover. I am the same after doing my 2 contract days at work,

    worried that I'm putting myself in danger of going back the way with recovery. They say that it takes months for deeper tissues to heal properly.

    Anyhow thats great that you are able to have extended time off. Please be very careful not to overdo things as it slows the healing process.

    That is good that you have avoided any infections. Sometimes it may appear that prolapse has occurred again but can be just the swelling of the area where stitching is/was and with lots of rest may go down again.

    I wish you a speedy recovery and sincerely hope that with plenty rest and taking care not to overdo things that your swelling goes back down.

    As my sister would say 'buy a good sun lounger and make the most of the summer weather.

    Healing hugs,

    Phyl x💖

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    Think I might be returning back to school in September too, ive got a few complications as well. really wanted to go back before as i miss everyone and being out of the look but need to put our selves first which is sometimes harder when you do the sort of jobs we do.

    take it easy and keep us informed how you are doing. 

    Mik x


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    Lovely to hear from you terri and I think you've been very sensible staying off work until September because you have a difficult and stressful job. You are now going to have the summer to recover. Take care.
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    Hi Terri,  am so pleased you have this opportunity to heal over the summer, it may seem like a long time but you need it.  I must be about 15 weeks post op A&P repair, I went back to work part time last week.  I have been able to stay in the office and catch up on paperwork etc but will have to head out into the community next week, I'm a social worker.  

    I can't say I'm looking forward to it as I have been so exhausted after work to date.  I have been resting up when I get home.  I find it difficult as I look fine and everyone just thinks you can get on and do everything as per normal.  I will have to just be kind to myself and take care of me. 

    Good luck with your ongoing recovery and the vaccine treatment x 



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