had retocele surgery and cystocele and vaginal hysterectomy and I have interstitial cystitis

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I  am a 53 year old and had this surger y  8 days ago. I had a cystocele before and recovery was only a couple of days but unfortuntely i had to have it redone. I and am very surprised at how sore my bottom is and my legs just feel tired. I am normally very active and find it hard to not be able to do much. I havent drove yet just dont feel I could even walk from parked car into a store. Just wanted to know how long before it started to feel better and back to somewhat normal.

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    Only 8 days post op.Not surprised you've had to have your cystocele repaired if you only took a couple of days out for recovery Going to take a  lot longer than that to be back to normal.You have had a lot of surgery done in one go and it is major surgery,so you really need to be resting up as much as possible.As for driving,if you are in the Uk which I think you aren't,you are not covered by your insurance  to drive until 6 weeks post op. I only had a rectcele repair done and it took me months to even feel half way human again and I was very fit and active before my op,even though a  bit older than you are. Take care and get your feet up and rest,rest,rest x
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    I totally agree with Froglet73 below. You have had major surgery and you cannot do lifiting, housework, especially hoovering, driving, for at least 6wks. If you don't adhere to this, you will destroy the surgeons work. I wouldn't even think you should be venturing out of the house at this early stage. Did your discharge summary not outline the "don'ts"? Surely your surgeon each time, goes over these, or at the least, the discharging nurse?
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    Everyone is different sweetheart.

    I only had rectocele surgery and had an easy ride but you have had a lot of surgery.

    My advice would be listen to your body. If you feel tired, rest. If you feel ready to try something then try but do not strain.

    If you feel tired, sleep, but please walk around the house often.

    My other bit of advice is if you are taking pain killers try not to over do anything because when they wear off you'll get a shock

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    8 days and following the surgery you have had you should still be resting most of the day. I only had a bladder repair done and it was only around the four/five weeks post operation week that I started feeling more like myself. I had a couple of days pottering around the house and then started going out twice a day for short walks. Driving was around the six weeks mark as didn't feel safe. If I have had a busier day then even now nine weeks post operation I feel it. I get very tired and tender around my vaginal area.

    So please take it easy and REST.. Follow your discharge advice if you were given any.

    Take care


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