3 weeks since posterior repair surgery and feel like I've run a marathon!

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Had a 10 min walk to park yesterday as weather was so nice and going stir crazy. Didn't over do it. Well this morning my legs were like jelly and bum cheeks ache like I had done a 1000 squats! Shattered all day. Have I done too much? Due back in work next week.

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    jo jo are you sure you'll be fit and well enough to go back to work so soon? What you describe after your walk today is normal so soon after pelvic floor repair when you've overdone it. You must rest, feet up for the next 24 hours.
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      Thank you Matron (although that sounds like the advice from my mum)! I think the worst thing is you feel fine but actually not as I found out. Just thought it was down to my muscles being lazy for so long.
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      Hi Matron,

      I am wondering if it is normal that I am getting mild central abdominal pain and a sensitive feeling in my bladder, although my urine sample was clear.I am nearly 8 weeks post laproscopic sacrohysteropexy. My dr has signed me off for another two weeks and I was feeling a wimp. Would really appreciate your advice

      Thanks

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      No nothing to do with being lazy in fact you should be lazy, it's the only way you'll recover from this operation and for it to be successful. Don't undo your surgeon's good work.
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      After 8 weeks sarah I would expect you to have some pain, it's quite normal so I'm pleased your doctor hasn't signed you off the sick yet. It's more common following laparoscopic surgery and is usually caused by the air pumped into the abdominal cavity and irritating the abdominal muscles. The sensitive feeling in your bladder will settle and will probably be due to some mild irritation again caused by the operation. It often gives the sensation that you have a urine infection.
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      Hi matron, just have to say not sure what happened or why you left but hurting folk can be unkind but so happy you seem to have bounced back. So great to see you here. I for one really appreciate your advice and often it was only professional advice I could get, I couldn't have survived without you. Was devastated when tried to pm you and found I couldn't. Called my spec still no reply to p promised call back as still in pain and concerned but coping on pain killers. Know worrying & crying dont help so trying to be po dad I try ove. All will be well. Again I am so pleased you are back with your lady family where we love and cherish you and your advice xxxxx
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    Hi jo jo c,

    I'm sure you will be fine, I think we are meant to start about 2nd week with 2x 5 min walks and work up to 2x20 min walks by week 6. It is amazing how quickly we become unfit and such hard work to get back to normal. Stephanie the pysiotherapist should be able to help you and matron is invaluable source of information.

    Phyl xx

    Please take it slow and easy, don't want to undo the good work your surgeon had done!☺

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