Anterior prolapse repair

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I have just had this procedure done on Wednesday 19th home and recovering well. I don't seem to be in much paid which is good but is this normal. The doctors said everything went well and have given me some estirol cream to use every day internally for 2 weeks because I was very dry. Minimal bleeding. Has anyone had this operation and can describe their recovery and times. Im not very good at just sitting about . 

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    Hello Sandra

    I had an anterior and rectocele repair three weeks ago; like you, I am recovering well with no pain.

    It's difficult sitting around when you are not in pain, but take it easy because if you don't, the risk of the prolapse returning is high if you try and do too much.

    Take it slowly, you'll be able to feel if you are doing too much.

    Carol

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      Hi Carol

      It's good to hear that you to have been the same. I was wondering if it had gone wrong LOL.

      I will take it easy and just potter around the house slowly. Have you driven yet??

      Did you get much bleeding in the first few day. What was the symptoms of the rectocele Im presuming they had a look around while I was under to see if anything else needed doing.

      I have got really bad wind is this something you suffered with.

      Best wishes

      Sandra 

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      That's best Sandra, potter and take it nice and slow.

      I drove on day seven; you must be able to do an emergency stop. I had dilute bleeding for two weeks and then a slight discharge, which I still have but it's not smelly (a sign of infection ). I actually went in for a rectocele repair only; they found the anterior prolapse and fixed that too. Wind is still a problem, I find it impossible to hold back! In the supermarket I do a loud cough at the same time. ... camouflage!

      This site is so helpful and reassuring to find so many ladies in the same boat. Kind regards Carol

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    Hi Sandra, I am 5 weeks postop. I had very little bleeding. But a very smelly discharge for about 3 weeks. Not pain but definitely feeling sore. I drove in the first week postop with someone in the car with me. I'm now back to normal driving activities. I've had a UTI but other than that feel good. I think I have probably done too much but can't seem to stop. I feel fine and I'm just so bored! I still haven't vacuumed and do very little housework but have been going out quite a bit. Just a few hours at a time and make sure I include lots of sitting when I am out. Good luck with your recovery! 
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    Hi Sandra, I had an anterior repair on 5th August, came round wondering if anything had actually been done, and have never had any pain since. The worst thing for me was feeling so sick after the anaesthetic, which is normal for me. I went home, and was prepared to feel weak as was suggested when showering, or exerting myself in any way whatsoever, which was what we were told at the pre-op physio information session, but I had none of this, I felt so well I had to keep reminding myself I had to be careful what to do & what not to do. I made myself sit around a lot of the time as I was quite scared I would do something to undo the work the operation had done. I went back to work after 8 weeks, but my GP told me I could have gone back after 6, I asked for a couple of weeks extra because of my job which is very active, full time, as a school technician, and means a lot of time on my feet during most days. I still am being really careful about lifting, and get help whenever I can, although I still feel a bit embarrassed about it as I was always the sort of person who would do anything on my own. (probably how I got the prolapse in the first place!)

    The main thing I have noticed is how tired I have been feeling having returned to work. Being at home, I felt a real fraud, because I have coped so well post surgery, but it has taken me until now to even begin to feel anywhere near normal again in terms of the amount of energy I have. I was told on my follow up appointment with the consultant at the 8th week that it would take at least another 6 months before everything was completely healed and I would feel back to normal. Just take things slowly and remember to keep up the pelvic floor exercises,, rest, rest and more rest, and don't be tempted to do any lifting too soon. Good luck with your recovery, and I hope you feel back to your old self again soon.

    Best wishes, Kathy

     

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      Hi Kathy

      I wasn't given any physio or exercises to do .

      Did you feel bloated for a long time after the operation. As I havent been eating lots just drink plenty of water to keep by bladder flushed but I know I will struggle to get into my fitted trousers at the moment and dont want to squeeze into them.

      Its really hard not doing anything when you have children that need to go to school and clubs and general things for them. My husband is self emplyed and will be going back to work tomorrow so I will have to do somethings for myself.

      Best Wishes

      Sandra

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    Hi Sandra

    lucky you no pain.... are you taking any pain relief?

    I would resist the urge to go back to normal as you will undo all the good that has been done. Its good you are not in pain as its not nice. I had

    this op 3 weeks ago and I am not in pain but I am still uncomfortable. I am still loosing a slight discharge all day every day believe this can be

    quite common. I have done little more than the odd 5 minute walk and

    short trips out of the house. I am either in pj's or comfy clothes. I too

    am not good at sitting about but I keep thinking the recovery period for

    this op is 6-8 so it must be that for a reason so I am going to take 6 to 8

    weeks to recover, hope you do to.

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      Hi Ya

      I was taking pain killers the hospital gave me but have stopped now as I don't think its worth taking something  I don't need. The reason I know something has been done as I feel bloated and my stomach looks big and swollen.

      I havnt been out yet but will do tomorrow to take the kids to school. I am going to drive at the end of the week by the time it will be 10 days from the operation day.

      I have a slight discharge now but no fresh blood.

      I am realy surprised on how I have felt as I thought it was going to be much worse afterwards. As you say the recovery time is there for a reason so I will make sure I don't do any heavy lifting or hoovering etc.

      Best wishes

      Sandra

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      Hi Ya

      I was taking pain killers the hospital gave me but have stopped now as I don't think its worth taking something  I don't need. The reason I know something has been done as I feel bloated and my stomach looks big and swollen.

      I havnt been out yet but will do tomorrow to take the kids to school. I am going to drive at the end of the week by the time it will be 10 days from the operation day.

      I have a slight discharge now but no fresh blood.

      I am realy surprised on how I have felt as I thought it was going to be much worse afterwards. As you say the recovery time is there for a reason so I will make sure I don't do any heavy lifting or hoovering etc.

      Best wishes

      Sandra

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      Hi Ya

      I was taking pain killers the hospital gave me but have stopped now as I don't think its worth taking something  I don't need. The reason I know something has been done as I feel bloated and my stomach looks big and swollen.

      I havnt been out yet but will do tomorrow to take the kids to school. I am going to drive at the end of the week by the time it will be 10 days from the operation day.

      I have a slight discharge now but no fresh blood.

      I am realy surprised on how I have felt as I thought it was going to be much worse afterwards. As you say the recovery time is there for a reason so I will make sure I don't do any heavy lifting or hoovering etc.

      Best wishes

      Sandra

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      Hi Ya

      I was taking pain killers the hospital gave me but have stopped now as I don't think its worth taking something  I don't need. The reason I know something has been done as I feel bloated and my stomach looks big and swollen.

      I havnt been out yet but will do tomorrow to take the kids to school. I am going to drive at the end of the week by the time it will be 10 days from the operation day.

      I have a slight discharge now but no fresh blood.

      I am realy surprised on how I have felt as I thought it was going to be much worse afterwards. As you say the recovery time is there for a reason so I will make sure I don't do any heavy lifting or hoovering etc.

      Best wishes

      Sandra

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      Hi Sandra just catching up. I am 11days post vaginal hysterectomy, posterior repair & perinorrhaphy. After day 4 I started doing small bits of housework at a measured pace & very carefully. Day 8 I vacuumed, not at my usual vicious pace & washed the kitchen & laundry floor. . Next day I paid the price. I spent the day in bed mostly back on a painkiller regime with chronic pelvic pain/ discomfort(bad period pain type). Needless yo say I have taken it easier since. Yesterday I spent a lot of time standing in the kitchen & had to lie down for a while with more pain killers, I can see how you might feel a bit of a fraud and want to get on with things. My perinorrhaphy is probably my main problem so it does make me more aware, I can't actually sit that well yet & not for long.. Xmas is just around the corner you want to be back on top ASAP so pamper yourself & bit longer
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    Hi Sandra thanks for sharing your Anterior prolapse repair. I had an anterior and Retcocele done last week Monday. Everything went well just the odor each time I used the restroom. I contacted my doctor to inform of the cause. She said it were normal and she prescribed some pills to take. When I went to pick up my prescription the pharmacy person described to me that I couldn't drink anything that had alcohol in it. I were shocked and uncertain about getting it. I decided to wait and talk to my doctor about prescribing a cream. How are you doing now after your surgery?

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      Hi Mary I had an anterior bladder prolapse surgery 11 days ago too I'm not in any pain just a bit uncomfortable at times. I have really taken things easy by resting and not doing anything strenuous but I'm worried because I have had a look down there and I can still see a bulge it's not as far down as it was before but it's there I'm worried it's hasn't worked my consultant said I had a grade 2 prolapse any ideas ?

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