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Good news ladies. Following a rectocele repair on 18 April - so now 13 weeks post op. I will say I had very, very little pain post op - all healed well. No real bleeding or discharge, no infection. Achy, draggy feeling in the main walking and sitting ok, standng difficult. Resumed sex life a 6 -7 weeks and all good.
Had 12 weeks off work. I was originally signed off for 6, given another 2 by a GP (not my own) saw my own GP who immediately signed me off for another 4. I did feel that I could have gone back to work after 10.
?Had a week's leave after the 12 weeks. Went camping, went body boarding just a little (I love the sea) - stopped before I ached.
?First day back at work today and it was.......ok! Tired by 1.30 though and fell asleep when I got home but cope-able with. Bit achy but paracetemol sorted.
?So the good news is - is does get better!
?The bad news is the repair was so good the GP think it has exposed an underlying weakness lower down and I have a new prolapse lower down the vagina and into the perineum. Still coming to terms with this. I did feel that there had been failure early on so I did sort of know. So back to the same old, same old as before. I have been re-referred and an appointment s come through for October. I am a bt disappointed by this as I feel it shoul't be a case of "starting again" but go in as a follow up from the original surgery. I have rung up the inquitous 'choose & book' (where you can neither choose or book!) try to get a cancellation but no go.
?If I saw the consultant privately would this mean I could get nhs surgery quicker? I could afford a priate consultation but not surgery. I would like to get this confirmed - or not - so I could get mentally prepared - or not! for more surgery if necessary. Any ideas anyone?
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