Feeling fed up today...almost 4 weeks vaginal bladder repair posterior and hysterectomy

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I need to chat....feeling right fed up today....3 weeks 5 days post vagina bladder repair posterior repair hysterectomy....some days I feel good and like today I felt okay this morning but later I feel down in the dumps and have lower abdomen aches which makes me so unhappy.   I take it very easy still and do nothing apart from feet up and little walk in the house/garden for a few minutes. Can anyone relate?   Will I ever feel back to normal again? 😩

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    It's early days I'm afraid. It takes much longer that the doctors tell you. Don't be tempted to do too much. I know it's really hard. Take care. X

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    Try  not to worry . I had exactly the same operation . I thought I was doing well and then 3 to 4 weeks a lot of pain , quite weak  tho hardly doing anything , even a short walk would make me feel quite ill . That's when everybody told me that it gets worse before it gets better and it was all completely normal.  The stitches have to tighten and that has effect .As long as there are  no extreme symptoms and if you are  managing to go to the loo okay that's a huge achievent , nothing to worry about . Just go with go it ,it will soon pass really quickly though it doesn't  seem that way and you will feel the benefit, then so much better. Mine was several months ago now. I would say that from about two months I felt nearly normal and then slowly  better and stronger. I thought I'd never dare write my bike again but it's all fine, amazing really. And I am over 60 .

     I just want to reassure you that it is totally normal to ache and feel washed out.  Remember you have had 3 operations! take some painkillers ,read or watch TV and rest. 

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    Hi, I feel your pain.  I have had anterior, posterior and sacrospinious fixation.  I am 5 weeks and 5 days.  I turned the corner 4 days ago.  I actually feel kind of ok now.  I think the stitches may have done their tightening now.  Last week and previous I felt awful and wondered what the heck I had done.  I did too much last night at my Mum's 70th birthday bash and I am paying for it a little today so I am just resting and pottering. You needs lots of rest and put your feet up.  Potter round the house and garden. Honestly all of a sudden you wake up and think wow not so bad today.  That actually makes it harder as you are more tempted to do something you shouldn't. Like somebody else says as long as you can go to the loo ok that is a bonus.  My whole life revolves round that.

    keep plodding on and in another week and a half hopefully you will improve like me.  Good luck xx

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    THANKYOU all so much!   Such a help to know I am not alone.   I do go to the loo often.   I am still bleeding a little bit ..some day hardly anything and then a bit more but nothing heavy.   The pads will be nice to be rid of soon!  I have heard of the stitches tightening up around week 5 ..... do you know what I can expect in the way of the type of pain this will bring with it?   I don't want to get a shock when they tighten so would rather know up front if you are able to explain what it will feel like..xxxxxx 😌   thankyou. 

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      Hi Carole....its great to get rid of the pads - makes a big difference.

      The stitches tightening isn't like a toe curling spasm or anything - well it hasn't been for me.

      Its more of a low grade pelvic ache...which I've had from post op ....and I also feel it in the lower back - but maybe that's just me?

      It lets me know that its time to get off my feet and hit the sofa.

      I'm at Week 5...so I'm not taking any pain relief now but you're still in

      the early stages so I would have it if you need it. x

       

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      Oh the pads I was glad to get rid of those. I had hysterectomy 4.5 years ago so haven't been used to them anymore.

      The pains are nothing to worry about. They are just like u have now but with a little added kick to them. I was very tearful and moody at the same time. All very odd. Xx

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    Hi Carole...like the others have said - its still early days and you've got a lot of healing and recuperating still to do. Try to think of it as that long, lazy holiday you've never had....OK...we'rre none of us sitting by a pool in the tropics sipping pina coladas....but try to treat yourself as if you were.

    We've been on renovating an old house for over a year and Mr GB has had to soldier on alone....I'm not much use to man nor beast....haven't even got the energy to slap a paintbrush about.

    There's a gazillion things I'd love to be getting on with but I'm just having to go with the flow.

    I think I'm doing well if I get something in the slow cooker for dinner before I have to slope off and put my feet up....again!

    I had a hysterectomy 20+ years ago and I can remember that taking a long time to get back to 'normal' and I was itching to get back to work all the while.

    Mr GB - or 'Matron' as I call him....considers me to be a very 'patient' patient and he thought I'd be climbing the walls by now as I like to be doing stuff.

    Thanks to the internet...I'm not - its my window on the world and I love it - you even find great forums like this one - which has been a great help...*waves to everyone on here today*.

    Make yourself comfy and cosy, do stuff you like to do to relax and help the time go by. When you're resting up you're allowing everything in that poor old battered pelvic region to get on and repair itself....I have to keep telling myself that too.

    I also remind myself that if what what going on in there was visible on the outside - all those stitches and bits that have been moved around and re-aligned - you would be able to see exactly why you feel dog rougheek

    We will get back to some sort of normal.

    We weren't what you would call 'normal' before we went in for the chop.

    I'm betting all of us were in a bit of a bad way with stuff falling out and things malfunctioning...so at least we can look forward to being better than we were a short while back.

    Poldark and Victoria are on tonight and Christmas is coming...yay!

     

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    I also put something into the slow cooker today and then hit the feet up!  i have felt low pelvic aches for a couple of weeks now but on and off.  It's lovely when the ache goes!   Then it comes back ......😳   Yes I am taking pain meds and will continue to do so until that wonderful day that I won't  need them anymore.            I agree......must remember that nothing was normal before the op.....and prolapse could only get worse over time.  I suffered with bladder infections, and thrush forever it seemed. Also those BMs pushed the prolapse down more arghhh.....very unpleasant.     I find the Internet such a nice thing too while we recouperate.         Lovely to hear all your stories.......😊

     

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    Woke up this morning with a bit of uncomfortableness in the lower pelvic region (bit like tummy gripes) ....can anyone relate? ........and itching inside the rectal area ....maybe the stitches are making their presence felt.....I have no idea where the stitches are but I've seen a couple come out already.  It's good to feel some itching as it's usually a good sign of healing.           Hope everyone is feeling better this morning.........how are you all doing?       😊

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