Horray I'm home ladies!!

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Hi everyone, well I'm home, after weeing OK and measurements

Acceptable. I didn't have a good night if I'm honest,very uncomfortable

With that awful catheter. The pack wasn't to bad,it was the feeling someone

Had put a pencil in my pee hole. I was so glad to get it all out. I'm drinking

Lots and peeing lots lots,its a little sensitive and I'm afraid to even touch

My vagina let alone look.I will not be doing that that's for sure.I have my cranberry

Tablets so invade I have a uti,I'm preventing by drinking apple cider vinegar, with honey and warm water.

I intend to rest rest and rest.matron I was told that I have to wear the stockings

For 2 weeksπŸ˜• is that true. I intend to moved around every hour and stretch my legs.

Is it also common to wee a bit more, I am drinking though.Your all been

Very caring, I can't thank you all enough. Lots of love and I'll keep in touch.

I'm glad to say I don't have much pain😘😘😘😘😘

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    Good to hear you home and everything OK welshgirl! ☺☺☺
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      First time round when they took catheter and pack out they had to tug on pack and they pulled on stitch and I heavy heamoraged. I might be wrong but I think that loosened the repair.

      Also I had very limited amount of info on recovery do and don't, and I think I was on my feet doing all sorts far too quickly. Had to chase up post op consultant appointment, saw my GP around 5/6 months and was told I stir had prolapse that some of stitching must have loosened.

      Hospital gave me appointment around 6/7 month post op, then cancelled, finally saw consultant almost a year post op.

      By then I was working; had gave up original job as I knew I could not do it (clearing tables in restaurant with no trolley) , so now on checkouts in supermarket, only part time so managed quite well until last autumn, thought I could cope with extra shifts and was getting more regular shifts on self scan , but by January this year prolapse getting worse every shift, and having problems with posterior end, not emptying properly.

      First repair prolapse was really bad, this time not so bad they refered me very quickly and op done within about 7/8 weeks.

      So hope recovery will be quicker and much more successful, and last much longer. Great having this site keeps us from overdoing things.

      Phyl xx

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      First time round very swollen, everything very tight, took forever for swelling to go down (3/4 months), and took months of physio to tighten up the pelvic floor muscles. Always felt heavy and that feeling of something there that shouldn't be never went away, always had lower sore back when I went for long walks, cycled a few miles and after my shifts at work . Always needed a day or two too recover.

      This time round not so tightly sewed up, swelling not as bad, and going down much quicker. Pelvic floor recovering much faster, but then been doing exercises regularly over last 3/4 years.

      Definitely feel different this time, but then have been taking progress much slower and carefully. So giving my body proper time to heal.

      The surgeons are very skilled and specialised in this kind of surgery and know what they are doing, but it's up to us to take the proper time to allow our bodies to recover.

      Hope things settle down soon for you, the swelling will go down as things start to heal and unfoutunately it all takes time.

      Take care and look after yourself.

      Phyl xx

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      Don't worry gill you will be sore and irritated because the bladder had been

      Traumatized. It will all settle down in a few days.rest up and enjoy the fuss😘

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    Welcome back welshgirl and it sounds as though everything has gone to plan. If you were told to wear the stockings for 2 weeks then that's what you must do.Β 

    So now it's resting and absolutely no lifting 😘😘

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      Yes matron I will..am I allowed out at all or do I have to stay in.I am peeing a lot matron, it feels irritated. Is that normal.😘😘😘😘
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      I wouldn't go out just yet mainly because you've had an anaesthetic. Wait until the weekend and see how you feel but where do you want to go? Not shopping I hope. You will feel tired for the first week at least and remember what I say, listen to your body and never push yourself. It's normal to have that feeling when you pee because of the catheter. Just keep drinking plenty xx
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      I don't intend to go out out for a few weeks. Just to get out of house the weekend down to the sea.we park up and take a flask.I won't even get out😁i do feel a bit frazzled and tired.walking round the house every hour.my husband will look after me ,he is marvellous.😘😘
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      That will be ok but you probably won't feel like walking around but just to get out of the house will make you feel a bit brighter πŸ˜˜πŸ˜‚
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      No matron, I don't have the energy,I'm frazzled. Looking at the sea is therapy for me.I love looking at it.πŸ’žπŸ’ž
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      Any tips on avoiding infection? Showers OK with warm water no soap in the area though. Xx
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      There's no reason as to why you should get an infection because you haven't got a wound on the outer part of your body. Showers are fine xx
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      I'm drinking lots to flush out, doesn't sting just a bit scratchy.didn't like the catheter, but it didn't really hurt.
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      I think that those feelings could simply be bc of the catheter, not a UTI. Β I had a urodynamics test which involved catheters and they warned me there might be blood in my urine and that it it might feel uncomfortable to pee. Β It did. Β There was definitely irritation from the catheter but it went away in a few days.
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