Burch Colposuspension

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I'm 8 days post op after Burch colposuspension surgery. I had tried everything and this, i felt, was my last option. The surgeon was satisfied that everything had gone well, only time will tell. I had open surgery as keyhole is not yet available in my area.  I have an 18cm, very neat, bikini line incision that appears to be healing well. 

  I am still in a lot of pain and extreme discomfort but I keep reminding myself that I have had MAJOR surgery and only just over a week ago.  

I have had a few sneezy episodes and, so far so good, no leaking😁👍🏻🙏🏻 Going for a wee takes a bit longer than usual but I was warned about that. It should steadily improve. 

My GP has signed me off work for 3 months as I have a very demanding, active and physical job, work have been really supportive too.

Would really like to hear other people's experiences and, hopefully, success stories! 


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    I don't have any stories to share, but I wanted you to know there are people reading this that do care. I care. I'm glad your on the road to recovery and that things look good. I wish you well and the best of luck.

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    hi, I know this is 6 months ago now but I was wondering how you'd got on? ive just been booked in for my op on the 14th december, and im terrified! ive never had any surgery before and i just dont know what to expect? did you have to use a catheta after you left the hospital? and do you feel like the op has been successful?


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      hi Rowena,

      Having the Burch Colposuspension surgery was a difficult decision but I'm so glad I had it!

      It was a much bigger procedure than i had anticipated, are you able to have Keyhole surgery, I hear the recovery is much quicker??

      I ended up being off for 4 months as my Dr wouldnt sign me fit for work but to be honest Im pleased he did as I was still healing.

      I went for my post op a couple of weeks ago, they were really pleased with everything, as am I. I no longer have to "sneeze & squeeze" no leaking laughter and I have even managed to join in with the kids during PE .

      I am still suffering with an overactive bladder but i knew this op wouldnt help that, just the leaking ( for want of a nicer word!)

      Hope this helps reassure you a bit, if you have any questions dont hesitate to contact me x

      Good Luck

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