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I will be 2 years post op for A&P repairs next week, so wanted to update my regular posts.
I am still down no my 2 x 5 hours shifts on checkouts but still not able to cope with overtime or the 2 hours travel each way so still dependent on my hubby to drive me back and forth.
Swimming about once a week (most weeks if I can afford it); doing about 14 lengths of a 25 metre pool. Also keeping up with short walks (20-30 mins) most days (depending on weather).
Can cope with light household tasks but still can't lift anything to heavy or do any heavy spring cleaning. I do small chunks then rest in between to avoid overdoing things.
Still get that awful painful dragging in the lower pelvic floor at back and nippy scar tissue around vag... opening when I accidentally attempt to lift anything to heavy or stay on my feet for prolonged periods.
Cycling and gardening now completely a no go area.
Having problems at work again; they change the section leaders now and again who are clueless when it comes to prolapse issues.
We got more new chairs which have no pelvic floor support at all and they are so bad that they cause problems with back, neck , shoulders and legs. Everyone is complaining and it's like musical chairs trying to get one of the older three seats.
Anyway had trouble over a few weeks trying to secure a good supporting seat which ended in a really bad shift about 3 weeks ago.
Started on my feet on self scan, and hybrids, finally got a seat but unfortunately couldn't sit on it (one of the new ones, more painful to sit on), had my own break(15 mins), covered 2 breaks where seats weren't too bad. Finally said I had been on my feet too long and need a decent seat. Section leader actually snapped at me, not a nice experience, she did however swap the chair with one of the good ones while someone else was in their break ( know doubt I'll be the bad one for taking someone else's chair) , this will only cause bad feelings and tension. I was in terrible pain otherwise would not have complained.
Since then I was off in a weeks holiday and went to see GO who has confirmed that my front wall has slightly prospered again; devastated! Been so very careful throughout this recovery. Anyway she has put in a fit for work line to reinforce the - able to work with appropriate adjustments- where proper supporting chair available and not to be on my feet for prolonged period of time.
They may come back with unable to provide this, she advised staying and trying to work with them as no matter where I go could still have problems elsewhere trying to secure good supporting seat.
Back last Monday, straight onto bad seat, eventually managed to get good seat only because one of the young boys was leaving his checkout to go to other department and I managed to swap round chairs.
Off today as I had holidays to use up, but dreading next week. Worried that if this situation goes on prolapse will sag more and with all the scar tissue problems may not be able to fix in future!
Fed up, slight pain all the time now around vag... opening think the sagging wall is pulling on scar tissue. Still doing pelvic floor exercises about 15 or 20 of each (quick and long hold) 2 or 3 times a day, but has felt increasingly weaker since regularly being on bad seats and especially since that bad shift.
So peeved off, life hard enough without taking a step back.
Anyway, hope you are all doing well and progressing with your recovery and that those of you awaiting surgery get your dates soon.
Try to find a more sedate lifestyle that protects your repairs while still keeping fit.
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