Failed op.

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I have just left my gp surgery in tears, the lump that I have been feeling has been confirmed as posterior prolapse. So the op in November has failed, I knew things were not right and I simply can't go through all this again. X

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    Oh jan so sorry to hear this. It's rare for it to fail so quickly as well. What happens now? Sending hugs 😘😘
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      Hi matron I'm really not convinced as feels nothing like before, and as we know gp are not specialists. Has gp ever even seen a repaired prolapse, she advised me to contact my consultant which I'm loathe to do as disliked him so much. X
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      jan you are entitled to a new referral because your previous consultant will have discharged you so you couldn't just ring up for another appointment. 
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      Thankyou matron I'm looking at alternatives. Are we allowed to choose our consultant from anywhere in the country do u know. Or does it have to be our local hospital. X
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      If the hospital isn't in your health trust area then you may have to apply for funding for the operation to be undertaken elsewhere. I say may because it's not always the case so you'll need to make some enquiries. I know some women try and get round this by seeing a consultant from another area privately then explaining they want the operation on the NHS. The consultant may then agree to that or ask his health trust to approach your trust for funding. I know that's not always possible because private appointments are expensive. It's better to speak to your GP about it or find a consultant and write to your health trust.
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      Should have added if your area has the Choose and Book system you can often pick a private hospital to see a Urogynaecologist on the NHS. A lot of trusts use private hospitals to help reduce the waiting list. I had my operation on the NHS in a lovely private hospital by doing it that way although I did know the consultant through my job.
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      HiJan

      I researched a Consultant online & then asked my GP to refer me. I live in Bristol & he was at St George's Hospital in London.

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    aww Jan I am so sorry to hear this.  I think it does reinforce that a post op check is essential.  I'm sure Matron will be able to give some reassurance or wise words.  Sending you loads of love xxx
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    Same happened to me Jan, had hysterectomy and anterior repair 3 years ago and was not given a consultant appointment after op, was not aware of this forum . Was given what is still current leaflet giving walking times and weight bearing amounts over 1st 6 weeks working towards no more than 2x29 min walks or up to 1 litre o water. Only told to rest for 1st 2 weeks, and start pelvic floor exercises as soon as catheter out, swimming when discharge stops.

    My husband step mum is retired district nurse and had warned me about being careful and not to carry ant hey washing loads so I was aware if that. But there is not enough info on specific household chores, so we only find out through experience of learning by doing what should or should not be doing and the damage us already done by the time we realize we should not have done something.

    I really feel for you, rosiepix on this forum had a great timetable of do and don't over 1st 12 weeks, and I have followed thus through religiously, I am 6 weeks post op and I believe my recovery had been so much better and progressing faster this time. You can't hurry recovery you have too take it slowly and easy a little step at a time and rest, rest, rest as they all say , those who do next to nothing first 6 weeks and take it slowly fir the next 6 weeks seem to recover the fastest.

    So sorry that you will have to have thus fixed again, I managed after mine came down again to return to work at 8 months after extensive physio and managed for next 2year's without too much bother but had only 10 hours contract plus overtime that I could pick and choose how much u could cope with, however from started to prolapse further when I began building my shifts up so I was out 5 days a week in run up to Xmas which if course is busier and therfore heavier work ( work on checkouts requiring some packing to be done) and it was all to much , I'm almost 56 and have much weaker ligaments, but I love my job.

    I know you still have to be careful even after repair.

    Please take care of yourself and I hope that maybe they will resolve this for you sooner rather than later .

    Phyl xx

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    You poor darling, how awful. You know I really believe we are more atuned to our bodies than the prof give us credit for. You felt something was wrong and sadly you were right. Go ahead have your tears , shout , get angry you have every right and you feel heaps better afterwards. Then demand (nicely but firmly) some answers as to how and when they are going to fix it and if you don't get answers you need go see another specialist. Again I am so sorry hear this.. we are all here for you loads of hugs 
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    Oh Jan, I am so sorry and as Matron says, for it to fail so soon is devastating for you. Sending you strength, because when you are strong again you'll be able to make the decision thats right for you moving forward. Sending you our support and best wishes.
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    Hi Jan, I am very sorry to read about your prolapse. I'm not surprised you can't face going through everything again. Is the prolapse as bad as it was originally? Hope you get some help.
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    Oh NOOOOO you poor girl. Huge cyber hugs. Was it done by UROGynaecologist? That sure sucks big time.
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