8 weeks post op

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i am now 8 weeks post op for prolapse bladder uterus and rectum. The operation was done via laparoscopy and I was in hospital, here in France for,3 days. The aftercare was great. A nurse came, every day for two weeks,to give me an anti-coagulant injection and I had pain killers and stool softener  on prescription. The first 2 weeks it was difficult to pass a bm, but that has now resolved itself, thank goodness! I saw the surgeon 5 weeks after the op and he said not to lift anything too heavy until after mid December but otherwise was happy with my progress. 2 weeks ago my husband had a full knee replacement, so it's my turn to be the nurse.I have had to start driving after many many years of not doing so, and also walking the dog on my own.

i think I have been very lucky as had virtually no pain. I followed the advice given to the letter and I think that is why I am doing so well. I was really quite scared after reading some of the posts on here before my op but I want to reassure anyone considering this op to go ahead with it and most importantly do what you are told, if in doubt question everything! Good luck to those of you waiting for your ops, you will be fine. 


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    I will have to have this operation very soon, please could you tell me if you had mesh to repair your prolapses, and did you have a histerectomy?

    I am so glad I read your post as like you said there are so many negative worrying things here, but I'm no fool and know many people dnt write about there positive experiences so really appreciate your post, thank you, Alex

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    Great to hear you are doing so well, I'm glad they are looking after you in France some of the ladies from other countries aren't given enough time to recover.

    I'm interested to hear you had it done via laparoscopy. My surgeon mentioned this as an option then changed his mind as he said if you have a low rectocele it isn't possible. I wonder if they do it differently in France?

    Hope your husband recovers soon too. Thank you for telling us your positive story.

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      Thank you. I just felt I had to post some thing positive, it is scary when you don't know how things are going to go. I am glad I had the op via laparoscopy, less risk of infection I think. I didn't even know I had all these prolapses until I got a bladder infection, so it came as a bit of a shock!

      thankyou for your good wishes!

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