anterior penneal and posterior op then that night heart attack

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Hi Im brand new to this forum ( in fact any forums) just wanted to share my story.

On the 22 September I had posterior, perineum and anterior repairs,Apparently I stayed in post op for a wee bit longer than normal as I had low blood pressure, I was comfortable and in no pain but very sleepy.I was sent to the ward around 5pm where unusually I was still on oxygen. I have no idea how the nurse came to be speaking to me but I can just recall telling her I didnt feel well and had a pain in my hand which was hurting my arm. Long story cut short pain went to chest. This lovely lady whom I have no idea who she was hit a button and I can just recall being surrounded by professionals ie nurses and doctors whom saved my life. I had suffered a massive heart attack. I was whisked down to the cath lab and had the first of 3 stents inserted. Im now 7 weeks since being hit with this double whammy. Luckily the op probably saved my life as if you are going to have a heart attack the very best place in my case was whilst in hospital. I am finally back at work on light duties. It was interesting to find out that the repairs to my bottom bits have taken longer for me to recover from then my heart.

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    I also had a double whammy. Had my posterior repair and that night for some unknown reason started passing massive clots. Lost lots of blood and had to go under again. Scary stuff. I'm 2 weeks post op and am finally feeling better. I am however terrified of having my period again.

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      Sorry for the slow reply I live in Paraparaumu  New Zealand and we have just been hit with a huge earthquake in the middle of last night which you may or not know about depending on where you live in the world. For me the first 3 weeks after the op were the hardest and Im really surprised at how long its taken to come right. However in saying that I am much happier that Ive had the operation and know that even though the mending is slow I am getting better each day. Just the joy of having a bowel motion with out having to "help myself" is great and gone is the constant ache like period and back pain I was experiencing daily. Im 55 so dont have the same worry as you about having periods anymore

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    Oh you poor thing you have been through it! As you say you were lucky to be in hospital when it happened, I'm so glad they were able to help you.

    I heard about the earthquake on the radio this morning (I'm in the UK) it must be a very worrying time for you.

    I hope your recovery continues well.

    Best wishes. X

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      thanks for your kind wishes, Its certainly been a rough couple of days as we have been hit with bad weather causing huge slips and road closures. We on the Kapiti coast which is a 45 minute drive from Wellington are in great condition compared to our countrymen in Kaikoura and that part of New Zealand.

      ​Back to health issues Im wondering how long other ladies have found it takes for the repairs to heal especially around the perineal repair area. I am now 8 weeks post op, doing great appart from some discomfort in that area. Still on light duties ie nothing over 5 kgs lifting etc and being very careful

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    Goodness me how awful for you. And your back at work already! Amazing lady So glad your on the mend. Saw earthquake on news you are all in my thoughts.(uk)

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