Any advice for sitting more comfortable?

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Back at work. Sitting is very uncomfortable. Is there any position that's easier? I feel tons of pressure in butt area. Worried I will stretch out repair 😱

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    Hi Stephen,

    Only suggestion I have is to get up and walk about a little more often. Not sure if you can get any kind of cushion that will help without causing more harm!

    I know that some of the ladies mentioned using an ice pack to help take any swelling down once home.

    Wish Matron was around to give you some better advice.

    It will get easier as time goes on.

    Phyl x💖

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    Hi steph,

    Someone suggested to me to buy a ring to sit on while recovering. Not had my op yet but have one for when im recovering. Just wondering if this an option for you to take some of the strain off?

    Brie x

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    I've got cushion and pillow. Helps very little

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      Physiotherapist, matron always said to sit with bump to back of chair, all to do with correct posture; if we sit and stand with correct posture should help reduce chance of further prolapse.

      Hope this helps!

      Phyl x💖

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    Have you thought of an inflatable do it cushion? I had difficulty sitting for a couple of months so don't push yourself!

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    How many weeks is it since your op? I am 6 weeks tomorrow and due back at work next Monday . Wondering how I will cope as I still have problems both sitting (or standing) too long.
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      Seriously, docs do not tell the reality. I wasn't healed for about six months....sorry to tell you but that was my experience. If you push yourself you will have a set back for sure.

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      Agree with you Barb, GPs definitely either don't realize themselves or just don't let on although urogynacologist should definitely know fine well just how long it takes and how important it is not to overdo things as it can take up to a year or more to get back to some normality and learning what our own limitations are. So easy to do damage as we can't see the wounds!

      Phyl x

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      So true!  My urogynacologist challenged me when I said how long it took to  heal!!!  I said, lucky for him he wasn't a female, THEN he would get it.  Thato 

      conversation actually infuriated me because I AM THE PATIENT, not him!!!  

      So great to have these sites to share honesty because we do not get that from doctors.

       

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      They just don't get it , the fact that the pelvic floor has to support the full weight of all the pelvic organs and that some of us have went through or just started the menopause and our ligaments that help muscles to support things have actually failed and no amount of repairs are going to fix that. we can work on the muscles and they do strengthen but it is the weak ligaments that cause all the problems.

      The repairs only really tighten up the sagging walls, but if we put too much down pressure on them they will sag again so very important too strengthen the muscles, practise good posture, be very careful lifting and handling, and know how much we can handle as we all seem to heal different and therefore the amount of weight we can bear or length of time on our feet can vary.

      I found that my physiotherapist who specialised in this area knew so much more about actual aftercare once the stitches had healed and her advice was invaluable. She was able to advice what I could do or not as she could assess how strong my pelvic floor was.

      Phyl x

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      My consultant told me 3 months. It sounds to me like you're going back too soon and may rush hurting yourself. Your stitches won't me dissolves yet and will still be knitting together. So be very careful. If you can you should try and get a bit longer off. Take care. X

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      I'm in US too, they had said 6 weeks.

      You can take pads and wet them, freeze. Makes it where you can put them on easy, will help swelling.

      2 weeks is early. If you can afford to stay home with feet up, is best for you.

      Short walks, then feet up.

      Hope you can rest when you get home.

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      I'm now 8 months post op and struggling at work, returning to work too soon at 12 weeks post op has actually put me back a bit.

      First time round by this stage I was doing really well and would say well recovered, yet despite a good start this time round have felt I've taken a step back since about 5/6 months post op as things got heavier in work.

      Ist time returned to work around 8 month post op. So can only conclude that this time round I should have taken longer to give myself more time to strengthen up the pelvic floor muscles.

      Really difficult to accept that I am older and can't do as much as I could when I was younger or pre-menopause. Even more difficult getting through to colegues at work.

      When not doing much you feel great and then overdo things, next thing your in pain and panicking in case things prolapse again.

      It's so frustrating having to rest again too.

      Phyl x

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