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Thanks all for all your comments.  It has been invluable. I am 6 weeks post op and was back at work this week. It was a four day week but today I am exhausted. How long before energy comes back? I understand achy feeling can take a while. One more question anyone have incontinence after surgery they did not have before? I am on my feet alot at work and notice leaking. Didn't have this before surgery or during recovery. Maybe it is just due to being on my feet for long priods? Any thoughts?

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    Hello tamara. I can't remember what surgery you had but you have gone back to work quite early although I do understand sometimes it's absolutely necessary. You won't feel as though you have enough energy to work all day and have a bit left over until about 12 weeks post op. You need to try and rest after work as much as possible. As for your leaking, I'm wondering if perhaps you have overdone it a bit.
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      Hi Matron I'm glad all the ladies are appreciating your invaluable advice like I did..I must have been a lucky one no probs really.no bleeding..no infection..back to work 10 weeks cycling to work at 12 weeks..although I did come of my bike on thurs cut all my knee elbow leg..bruised inside my leg but I'm ok though 😳😊 lol 😘😘
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      tamara you have had a lot if surgery so I'm not surprised you're feeling tired. I am surprised you're GP or consultant thought it was ok to return to work so quickly. Please take care x
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    Hi I didn't have incontinence before surgery but for about 8-9 weeks after now settled and no leakage at all. I hope this helps.
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    Hi,

     I would say that's really early to go back to work and you will feel tired and have pains.  Rest needed. I noticed I had some leaking if I walked fast or got up suddenly for quite a few weeks, probably until the 12 weeks and then it went away and I feel really great  at 4 months  on now so try to stay positive .

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    Dear Tamara, I understand you very well, my first week at job was awful, and I'm still tired, I work long hours and get home exhausted, but I hope I will be better with time. The main cause of fatigue is repose after surgery, as my dr told me.

    Some days when I get home from work I try to rest for a while on my bed. As for the leakage, as my physio told me, some women have leakage after this surgery, but it passes with time in most cases. If not, she told me that rehabilitation is possible with a physio. I have had no leakage, but that is the info I have from a professional. Hugs!! Take care!

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    Hi back to work at 6 weeks...😳 That's a bit early no wonder your tired.bless you..I had 10 weeks of I was shattered the first couple of week I work in a cafe so stand all day..but no leakage thank god..I had my surgery 22nd Dec no probs at all.ive been very lucky my energy is just about back..I'm cycling to work too.i feel great..take care and take it easy xx
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    Thanks all.You are all so supportive. My surgeon felf 4 weeks was enough but I convinced him t give me a note for back to work half days at 5 and full days at 6. At four I couldn't have done it I was still so sore from the anterior and posterior repairs. If it wasn't for this site I would have thought it was just me. This site allowed me to stand up for my self.  I was getting worried about the leakage but it seems like it is too early to worry.  I am going to look for a therapist here. I asked my family doctor but she had never heard of one that does pelvic floor. I guess it is not that common here in Canada. With some research I may get lucky. Thanks again to all of you.  Happy healing
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    No way was I ready to go back to work at five or six weeks post anterior repair let alone all the surgery that you have had. I was signed off on full pay for 12 weeks but ended being off for 14 weeks as I have developed vaginal entrance pain, burning etc. which is a condition of the nerves around the vulva area. I am waiting to see another specialist about that. By six weeks I was still falling asleep in the afternoon for a few hours 😊. My husband was very good and did the majority of the house work for me. I got used to him doing it 😊
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    hi i didnt have incontinence before my anterior repair but was told i may have it afterwards as with it being a cystocele there couldve been a kink in my urethra which stopped me leaking,  thankfully ive had my repair and still not got incontinence x
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