Hoovering

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How many weeks post surgery did you go back to doing the hoovering

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    Hovers are usually very heavy so you shouldn't actually lift one until about 12 weeks. However if someone gets the hoover out for you and you just do the actual hoovering then about 8-10 weeks.
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    Sometimes I think I should just be quiet but I hoovered a week after!

    Very light hoover though.

    I only had rectocele surgery, don't know if that makes a difference?

    I'm 6 weeks post now

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      I'm starting to think there is something wrong with me

      I wallpapered and painted after 4 weeks.

      I genuinely have had an easy ride. Dread to imagine how or when it's gonna catch up with me!

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      I have listened to my body.

      If ever it felt wrong I stopped.

      Maybe when I go for my check I'll get a telling off, will keep you all posted though.

      Might be in for a few 'i told you so'

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      Not resting even when you feel well can cause problems. That's why patients should be told to rest and do basically very little for the first 2 weeks. Moving around, lifting and stretching pulls on the internal sutures so the don't heal correctly. I always stressed that very strongly because I saw women returning following failed surgery taking up NHS beds when it could have been avoided. Some ladies think that because there isn't a visible wound then it's ok.
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      I will tell you what the surgeon says when I go for my check up 22nd March.

      Totally understand what you are saying and I have been careful

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    Also the lady that was next to me in hospital has been the same as me (she lives on the next road)

    Could it be a good surgeon? That might explain a lot?

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      Makes no difference who the surgeon is. If he had a new way of repairing a rectocele that enabled ladies to get back to normal after a week every Urogynaecologist would be doing the same. Bladder (cystocele) repair can be performed now differently so recovery is much shorter but that's still a recovery time of about 3-6 weeks.
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