Booked in for anterior/posterior repair

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Hi ladies I'm new to the forum. I'm booked in for surgery on 9 April. I've just turned 50 and had this surgery before. In 1992 i had a 9lb 9oz baby delivered with forceps and had ant/post vag repair when he was 3 months old. In 1994 i had twins delivered by c section. My specialist now says its not advisable to have repair until ur baby days r over and my twin pregnancy probably contributed to everything prolapsing again. I've also had a vag hyster. I'm a bit concerned about post surgery. Last time i had a supra pubic catheter for 2 weeks cos i just couldn't urinate. Hoping this time will be better.

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    Hi at what age you had your first repair am really scared to go for it as am only 28 but don’t have any option can’t live with this feeling but can’t see my children suffering because am sick and sit like this your repair hold it for long time I guess 
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      Hi i was 24 when i had my first repair done. Its all very daunting isnt it.
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      Oh really it s good you hold it for 25 years really happy to hear this did use the mesh how did you manage the lifting and all with twins it’s hard isn’t it ambreally scared to carry my child after op that’s why don’t want to go for surgery next 5 years 
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      No they didnt use mesh back then and my surgeon has decided not to use mesh this time either. No one said anything to me about not lifting anything heavy after the surgery and i definately carried my little boy around even when pregnant with my twins. I'm hoping this next repair lasts just as long 😉

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      Oh is it that’s good you didn’t use the mesh a.m. really afraid of living now it’s affecting my children as well please give me some hope I have uterine entrecole rectocele prolapse dorn know how to fix them and live with my children being a good mamma can I be a good active mum after op 
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      Hi Kym04,

            That's good your getting your surgery soon not too long to wait.

               Just wanted to say to please be careful this time round, you are not 24 any longer and if not already in menopause may be pre-menopausal which means you'd pelvic flood will weaken due to lack of hormones. 

               When young we heal very quickly and stronger, I had a tear and a cut during my first birth and perinium was a large bobbly mess of stitches and like you not told to be careful with weight or anything like that (you just get in with things). Anyway healed well and recovered quick. 

               Had my first repair and hysterectomy at 52 , menopausal (last period at 52) given  leaflet warning  to take it easy for 6-12 weeks, nog really specific enough and I had been swimmer, walker, and went to gym/cycling on regular basis to keep my weight down and stay fit/healthy heart. 

             I did take 7/8 months out of work as I knew I couldn't go back to heavy impact job I had formally been in. 

                         It really took it out me despite being fit and healthy and I dong think we realise that being older and around menopause age really effects his quickly and efficiently our body heals. Should be dismissed as z complication factor.

                                      Don't want to be negative but please allow yourself time to heal properly and bad extra careful.

               Good luck with your coming surgery you will have all spring summer to enjoy your recovery invest in a comfy sun lounger😎

      x

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      Hi yes I'm definately concerned about my recovery rate now that I'm older. Although a positive is i only have myself 2 look after and no little people! I'm also wondering if my hubby realises how much i actually do around the house and how he'll have to do it all for at least a few weeks. At this stage i have 6 weeks off work. Hoping thats enough. We are in autumn now and it's not so hot. Had enough of the summer it was just too hot and dry for waaay too long!

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      Hi, 

           I'm sure your hubby will cope fine, and will appreciate just how much you normally do, and will want to do as much as he can to aid your recovery.

               They say up to 12 weeks which you may need as you are having more than one repair and the posterior repair can take even longer. 

                  I had A&P and returned to work at 12 weeks; I thought because I was going back part-time 2xshort shifts that I'd be fine. On reflection it was too early. 

                 You must be opposite side of the globe from me, organise plenty books and films too read/watch while in recovery. 

               Organise a comfy corner with everything you will need to hand. 

                  Don't rush back to work too soon as you want your repair to be successful it's your long term health that is so important.

      X

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      Yes i wish i could have more time off and have an appointment with him right at the end of my sick leave so he might give me more who knows. Time will tell how i recover i guess. We have a holiday to the UK booked for July/August i hope i feel well enough to enjoy that. I live in Australia and we have had a hot summer hi 30's to low 40's and I'm a bit over the heat.

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      That's going to be a long flight. I found sitting for long periods of time still difficult at 4 months post op. 

               My shift at work was split between standing and sitting. Couldn't stand up my whole shift but when on seat had to get up once an hour for 5 /10 mins to relieve pelvic floor pressure. 

                      Hope you have someone who can cope with any heavy cases for you. Takes much longer for deep tissues to heal you will have to keep down pressure off your pelvic floor for sometime.

                x

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    hi how did you managed your kids when they are young carrying them and engaging them etc am really scared now dont want to live like this life
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