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I realise that everyone's body and healing are different but would appreciate some thoughts from this helpful group. I am at nearly 4 weeks post enterocele, rectocele and perineal reinforcement repair. Everything seems to have gone ok so far ( blotting out the memory of that first BM !). I had an anterior repair last summer so knew what to expect in terms of recovery and care, except that this time I have a lot of perineal stitching plus much more swelling. I am currently not comfortable sitting for longer than about 15 minutes - luckily I can do my part time work from home semi recumbent using my trusty, lightweight iPad mini.
Last year, I started a weekly art class at about 9 weeks post op , which was fine as I perched on a high stool rather than standing at the easel. Everyone was very helpful about moving the easel and table for me. I loved every minute and it was such a boost to my mood. I may make the final classes of term in a few weeks time if all goes well - they are only 2.5 hours long.
i have the opportunity of doing a 3 ( consecutive) day course, 7 hours a day, on a related subject at what will be about 10 weeks post op. I am very conflicted - my heart would really love to do this, it is in a familiar environment, I could sit on a lower chair with cushion but my head is wondering if that is too much sitting on this repair and a long day ( if I also factor in the travelling)
i know many people go back to work full time by that stage but if it is returning to something they already know, they might have a better idea about how demanding that will be on their bodies. I am not due for a post op check until well beyond that date, btw.
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