4 weeks post op for front and back repair

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Thought I was beginning to feel some improvements and I suppose in many ways I have. Not had any pain killers for past 3 days, today however I'm feeling quite sore In what I assume is my sacrum. Sitting is quite painful, thought once I'd seen some improvements I would just continue to see improvement. Really brings you down again

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    carolyn please don't despair about this because around 4-6 weeks it's normal to feel more pain or discomfort and it's due to the stitches tightening. I always say this is one type of surgery that the pain gets worse after you think you're on the road to recovery only for this to put a dampener on things. Take your painkillers and rest with regular short walks and let it pass.
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      No I wouldn't carolyn at the moment. The important thing is to keep on top of any pain because I always say pain hinders recovery so rest for a few days and if you feel less pain in a few days then go out for a walk. By all means potter around the house but just take things a bit easier. The reason I say rest for a couple of days is because if you do walk a lot you may have a sleepless night.
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      All the more reason to take things easy and keep on top of the pain relief don't wait until it's unbearable.
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      Hi chic we had the same operation and I am feeling just like you I have had three good days up to yesterday been able to sit still a bit elivated, then last night could not sleep hot flushes taking the pain relief again today.

      nothing can proair you for this operation, as matron said don't do two much walking if in pain rest, I have cried buckets in the ladt 4 week and have not had a cry for over two years previously.

      i think my stiches are starting to come away are yours, I see small black string in the toilet and Evan on the toilet floor

      matron as been very good with her response and it always helps when the under ideal as gone through the op.

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    I think sometimes we start to feel better and then do more and get pain which reminds us not to overdo it.  At 4 weeks I was much better than the first week or so but nowhere near back to normal.
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      The advice we always gave to ladies on discharge from hospital following prolapse surgery was to expect more pain or discomfort around the 4th week for the exact reason I've mentioned, the sutures tightening.
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      I wasn't given any advice on discharge re activity, exercise or anything else, just that I would be sent an appointment for 6 week follow up.  Pre admission advice was  from the physio.  The doctors never gave any advice on rest, activity etc.
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      It appears that it is common for very little or no information being given moira and I'm very disappointed. I didn't realise just how common it was until I joined this forum. No patient left my ward without all the relevant information. The Pinned Post on the Genitourinary forum home page has lots of useful information.
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    Hi Carolyn. I'm just at 8 week since posterior repair and back at work. Healing well but after a day sat at a desk my abdomen aches. My tummy is also quite swollen not sure if that is normal?. It's slow progress getting better! Still early days for you hon xxx .
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