Anterior And posterior repaire

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I've just found out that I'm having a posterior and anterior repaire. Told I was just having a posterior repair but after going for my pre assessment today, I have now been informed and they are performing both at the same time. Silly question but I know what the posterior is but what is the anterior and how long would I expect to spend in hospital and recovering.

any advice is much appreciated

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    Hi Jools  Anterior is the front - bladder.  I had both repairs Posterior/Anterior and perineum on 27th Oct 2014 - i'm now 21 weeks post op.  Where are you from.  I'm from the UK and the recommended time was between 1-3 nights.  I was due to be discharged the next day following surgery but because i was retaining too much urine after post op catheter removed. They suggested i should have another catheter re-inserted to allow healing and less strain on bladder but i asked if i could have longer to see if i could pass more urine.  Sadly i ended up having to have the re-inserted catheter for another 2 weeks.  Jools after op take good care of yourself, no lifting, lugging, lots of rest and fluids and a good diet.  Keep your bowels opened (i used a prescribed laxative for 8 weeks).  It's all so important to take good care for i would say in hindsight the first 12 weeks, even though on week 7 1/2 i had the all clear from consultant that i was healed (upon his examination) and could resume, hoovering, driving and having sex   Still not had the latter as too sacred.  I started driving after 10 weeks and my husband usually does a once through hoover each week.  I'm doing all other chores now.  I was in a lot of pain for 8 weeks post op.  A week after i'd been discharged by consultant was Christmas (plus i felt so good), i did quite a bit of standing, preparing meals and cooking, maybe lifted a few things heavier that i should have.  However my caution is i felt different after Christmas and can feel a bulge when standing and at other times and am due to see a gynaecologist on the 29th April.  This may all be co-incidental but just take care.  I hope you have lots of help.  Wishing you the very best with your op. 
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      hi maureen, thank you for your advice, everyone has been so helpful. Am so glad I found this site. Hope all goes well for you on the 29th xx
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    Hi, I had both done 7 weeks ago today and was in hospital fir two full days.  Expect a longer than you might think recovery, with a lot if help doing normal things.  I used an ice pack to help with pain and stinging when I got home and ground that to be so helpful.  This is major surgery that will require patience to heal.  I wish you all the best, please let us know when your date is so that you know you are not alone!
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      hi barb, I'm due in on the 13th April. Just trying to find out more details as sometimes you forget to ask questions when your there, thank you for your advice xx
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    Hi I am 2 week's post op for anteria and pisteria plus TVT fitted and I was in hospital for 2 days have to take things easy for 12-14 weeks. Hope all goes well for you x
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      hi cheriie, thanks for the advice. Could I just ask, does it matter if your due or are having a period? Nobody has asked me anything regarding this so I'm unsure what to do. I don't want to get to the hospital for my op and be told to go home because I'm on a period.

      xx

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