caroline1972 Vaginal hysterectomy due to prolapse, and bladder and rectal prolapse repair.

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I had a total hysterectomy and bladder and rectum repair five weeks ago. I’ve been trying to do more and after 5 are 6 hour of being on my feet I start cramping.  Anyone else have this problem  five weeks out? I wanted to go back to work at six weeks. But I’m a custodian in elementary school and I’m afraid that would be too early. 

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    Janice, you need to rest, not spend that much time on your feet!  You've had major surgery.  Your body has to be given the time it needs to heal.  Right now, you're not allowing that, you're just adding additional stress.  

    Your outside stitches will heal in 4-6 weeks but it can take your insides up to 6 months or longer.  For some women it takes as much as a year.  Your body gets this one chance to heal, so try not to rush it!  xx

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      Think of the thought of having to go through it again.theses repairs will fail if you strain early week's. Work can wait but healing cant. Sorry I. Being straight but I've been there once again was soon good for 8 weeks but my repair failed. My new consultant has warned me that these repairs have no guarantee. Take the time to look after yourself.. We have to be strong handball family members that our insides are no where near ready for normal activities.x

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    Hi Janice.

    I’ve been told that the recovery period can from anywhere from minimum (8) to (14) weeks. 

    I personally, could not consider returning to work if your cramping and trying to muster enough stamina to work. Your job requires a lot physically.

    My advice would to talk to your doctor before doing anything that can reverse your progress. 

    I hope this helps. Please rest. wink

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    Yes it’s too early.  I am on 10th week and still having funny feeling on my anus and lower ab.  From the past messages of other ladies in this group, it will take awhile to get fully recovered and thats true.  Dont lift and bend so much esp heavy stuff.  I had also tvh with repair due to prolapse.  Take it easy God bless.

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    Thanks for the advice. I think I start doing too much to soon. It’s hard to  realize you’re not ready when everything is on the inside. But I realize now I still need rest. 
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      Good morning Janice.

      I’m happy to hear that you will take care.

      I see the doctor tomorrow and I’m hoping that I will receive good news about my recovery process. My prior discussions have stated my not resting as instructed.

      Please stay put Janice. smile 

      I’ll keep everyone postedbiggrin))

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