5 weeks post surgery

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Hi ladies

I'm 5 weeks post anterior posterior repair and I'm still devastated I'm left with a dribbling bladder. I never had this problem before my surgery. I'm hoping pelvic floor exercises will help. I'm due for a check up with my specialist next week and he said I can see a physio after that. I've been seriously wondering whether the surgery has all been worth it. The prolapse didn't bother me as much as a leaking bladder. I'm so over spending all my time alone while my hubby is at work. Just feeling down about the whole thing 😢😢

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    Ahhh sending massive hugs x I can’t personally offer any advice on the leaking bladder as this is something I suppose only the Dr can advise / check on. 

    As for feeling down , it’s a really hard healing process. It does make you feel totally miserable. I started to feel better mentally and physically about 10 weeks into recovery. It’s only the last week I’ve felt back to my self. 

    It is a major op and it’s hard as you look and don’t feel ill, but the recovery is hard.  It’s so hard being restricted but you will feel better in a few weeks.

    Just tell friends you are feeling down and need cheering up. Please get to see someone about the bladder issue ASAP xx 

    Take care x xp

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    Patience is the answer, Kym , and we will all be rewarded long term for our short term struggles. I am 3 months post anterior and posterior repair and definitely remember being stuck out alone but it does get better!

    I am concerned about the incontinence part though. I am glad you are getting that checked out.

    Take care of yourself because you sure do not want a repeat surgery to be in your future! Hugs!

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    Hi Kym.  I am wondering how you are getting on now with the dribbling bladder problem?  I have just the same issue 2 weeks post anterior/posterior repair. Also had a Keli plication, but no previous stress incontinence!!  Am hoping it will resolve itself?  I had a really good experience with rectocele 18 years ago which worked so well and no problem then.  I hope you are mending up well - it’s a longer process than the Dr’s predict I think!!
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      Hi there

      Sorry for the delay in responding I have only just arrived home from holidays. I still have the same problem with dribbling post voiding. Have been doing my pelvic floor exercises 3 x day and they haven't helped yet. I had my surgery on 1 May.

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      Sorry to hear - it’s a problem! Hope the pelvic floors help over time I’m sure they will and maybe check there’s no infection.  I’m told not to do PFs yet but hoping they will help eventually!
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    hi hun im after the same operation and i feel down at times x. i dont seem to have a leaky bladder but sometimes it feels like it isnt in the right place and that is after the operation. still struggling with the bowel part as well but everything seems to be healing . i havent had a follow up appointment at all so went to doctors as i want it checked as after i walk for thirty mins i get pains where the bladder is so yeah know the feeling  that im wondering if it was worth iti but time will tell and hopefully soon x
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