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Recently, I had an ovary removed due to a dermoid tumor and also had my rectocele repaired due to a genetic abnormality (had to have episiotomy due to not having children). The first week was really, really difficult pain wise, but by week two, I felt I was starting to improve. The first week and a half, I had a lot of discharge. BM's that first week we're painful and frustrating, but my bowel function has started to be normal again, which was the main reason for the rectocele surgery. My bowel movements actually slide out, which is amazing to me.
I am taking Percocet here and there, depending on the pain level. I am halving the dose. I am trying to rest as much as possible. Binge watched "Call the Midwife" and that helped keep me mentally occupied that first week. I am still aching and feel very burny down there, especially if I sit for long periods. I just went for my two week post op and he said all seemed normal.
As I am almost at week three, I am wondering a few things. One, how long does the pain last from the episotomy and the rectocele? I want to go on vacation at some point during my summer break, so getting an idea of recovery would be helpful. Doctor said six weeks I would be 90 percent healed up. Is this an accurate timeline?
Also, I am quite bored as I cannot sit for long in order to get engrossed in any activity that I enjoy, since my bum still hurts. Anyone relate?
Maybe I just need reassurance or someone to socialize with. Either way, thanks in advance for answering.
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