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Hi ladies I posted a few days ago about voiding issues post rectocele cystocele repair. I must be so swollen the 2nd time they removed the IDC I still couldn't pass enough urine to keep up with production even tho I'd stopped drinking for 12hrs. The result was 600mls in my bladder and excruciating pain. Home now with catheter for a week and then back to the hospital for another attempt. Anyone else had this problem?

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    Really feel for you Kym

    What country are you from? I wasn’t discharged from hosp until bladder was functioning effectively... 4 days.

    Don’t despair this is the first hurdle that you will overcome after that you can relax and continue to heal.

    I’m sure other girls will have been in your situation and will post soon.

    Keep your spirits up I know it’s hard

    Peta

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      Hi Peta I'm in Australia. I hope it's not 2 much of a setback. It's hard not knowing wots going on and way 2 much time to think about it!

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      Hi Kym

      I’m on the Gold Coast Queensland.

      In the early days weeks its hard to see beyond  your very vulnerable area particularly when you are not in charge of your bladder.  This surgery is very extensive and your body has been traumatised so needs time to settle down.  The swelling impacts on everything.  I’m 10 weeks and  swelling is now starting to reduce. 

      I’m sure you will get some posts from the US and UK girls soon as I can remember reading similar accounts and their concerns.  The US girls are in hospital for barely 24 hours  from what I have read on this forum  so many leave with catheter in situ. 

      You will get through this. It’s keeping you rested and that’s the best thing!

      Peta

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      From the US.

      I was told after I woke from a 2 hour surgery that as soon as I peed I could go home. Looking back, I think at least overnight with the catheter would have been easier for recovery.

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      OMG that was really tough!

      For my first 24 hours I had oxygen, iv line, packing, catheter and calf stimulators for clot prevention. During second day I had bladder trials with ultrasound until the bladder was emptying within a margin of mls. and blood loss monitoring. In hospital 4 days.

      I am really surprised at the difference in care.

      I hope you have recovered well kts

      Peta

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    Hi mum

    I'm in uk and 13 wks post hysterectomy and anterior repair. I didn't have this problem but I know it's very common for ladies to have a lazy bladder afterwards.

    I'm surgery our bladder gets moved around,pushed and pulled and the bladder may get a bit bruised. It an organ that doesn't like being messed with lol but I'm sure it will settle soon .. Just rest up and enjoy the fuss,if you can xx

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    Oops spell check..that should of been kym lol😀😀

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      You are both right. I think I'm a bit concerned as others in hospital were peeing like nothing had happened and I could barely force out a dribble ... but I'll get there. Thanks for your responses 😉

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    10 days out from surgery - my bladder is Bipolar. I can feel the urge - and just a dribble. Or feel nothing, stand up and flood gates are wide open. I went ahead a bought the large bag of adult diapers - because who knows when the new normal will show up. Chin Up until then.
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