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I am 4 weeks post op. cystocele rectocyle and uretheral suspension. I might add this is for the third time. I can't stress enough that the longer you do very little the better chance you will have a successful outcome. I had my first round of repair when my youngest was 2 years. Had very little opportunity to heal while looking after two little children consequently hyster cysto recto failed. Second time round had another cysto recto bladder suspension and perineum repair. During this time had 4 children and a training business to run. Surgeon paid very little attention to dos and don't s and said I should be able to return to work in a few weeks. I did not feel my pelvic area was at all strong but didn't want to appear malingering and I had contracts to fulfill. Surgery failed !
Having had the courage to present myself for the third time I really want to impress upon those newbies. I feel many surgeon are remiss in the info given and lets face it they don't have to live your life after surgery.
I found lying on a short cut sheepskin after surgery was just the best thing to ease the lower back and butt pain.
(Online from Skinnys baby rug large size) I also asked for stool softeners once I was eating after surgery second day rather than waiting until you are so constipated from heavy pain Meds that you feel so uncomfortable and pressured and fear a BM.
I went to a pelvic physio before and after surgery ...invaluable.
I also saw a naturopath to get all the healing advice that I could.
As I am at the 4 1/2 week mark and have not had any of the optional extras that some of you have experienced I am optimistic as to my outcome. I am a very fit 66 year age defier and want to gain the maximum from life.
I really hope you all have the best recovery you deserve it!
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