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hello everyone - I had my post op visit with uro/gyn this week and she said all looks well...and cleared me for marital relations whenever I felt ready. When i expressed a bit of surprise and explained that I had never really seen stitches come away, she said she had tried to suture in a way that kept them under the tissue. So last PM I decide to have a look. I saw what I thought looked like a blue string going across a ridged bulge of tissue just under the urethra. I tried to feel and see if it was attached or was mobile, but it kept disappearing in ridge lines. I decided to leave alone til AM. This morning...as many of you have shared, the bulge was not as visible, thus I didn’t see the suture line. So I decided to insert one finger to assess. I was very surprised to feel knots of sutures that had I not checked...could have caused me or my spouse harm had we attempted relations. I was also surprised at how firm everything felt inside, both front and back...not soft and pliable. Is this normal? How long has it taken you all to have suture material resolve? I am no where near being ready for relations at this point and have told hubby I will let him know when it is time. Other than these things, I am feeling much better - dont have that awful pressure all the time - can walk more - still feel pulling sensation if I sit certain ways (feels like I am pulling stitches or suture lines) and am building up endurance. Had it not been for a shoulder rotator cuff/bicep tenodesis/labral repair sgy 2 weeks ago...I would be returning to work at this point. I haven’t been anywhere in 7 weeks other than 2 surgeries, and 3 MD appts...so not sure how I would do. Plan to see if I can start to go a bit with family on errands as I am just beginning to feel like getting out a little (due to shoulder sgy). I would appreciate hearing from others at my stage and especially from those ahead of me...especially about stitches and the feel of internal area. Wishing all of you the best - this sight and your support has been a godsend!
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