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Can anyone advise when I would be able to start doing some ironing, I will be 6 weeks post op for A&P prolapse tomorrow, thank you ladies

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    Ironing? Doesn't exist in my house. I lost my iron once. My daughter came to me to ask me to heat her Hama beads and I couldn't find it - and I don't live in a big house!!

    I would think ironing would be possible if you feel you could lift the iron. Could somebody manouevre the ironing board for you as I would think it would be more awkward than the actual ironing

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    Hi Carolyn,

    Personally I waited till around 7/8 weeks before ironing, I also have a very lightweight iron. I only done about half a dozen items (for school) and then gradually increased amount!

    You could do the ironing while sitting if that's easier. However every one heals at different rate and you will know yourself if your ready or not; and always best to just try a little when introducing something new for first few times and see how it goes, your body will tell you if it's too much.

    Hope you are progressing, look after you self

    Phyl x☺

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      Thanks Phyl, that's what I was wondering, might leave it until next week then, not really my favourite past time anyway, might try driving this week see how that goes.
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    Oh no, six weeks far too soon for ironing! At least a year or more before a heavy iron can be lifted - same with hoovering, changing bed linen, cleaning ..............
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      Jowls, if I ever have to go through thus again I am booking into an all inclusive hotel for 3 months. Doing nothing for 6 months and raking a year out of work. Don't know how I will afford it though. Will have to win the lotto, I was always told when I was young to make sure I married someone with plenty money and servants, rebellious teenager that I was I done the opposite.

      Would be nice though to be able to retire, and be able to prevent further prolapse!

      Phyl 💖

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    Carolyn, would be best to get referal to a physiotherapist, and she/he will be able to tell you how strong your pelvic floor is and guide you through what you are able to do and when!

    I had intensive physio after a hysterectomy and anterior repair 3 years ago. So this time will read up on Michelle kenway.

    Phyl x

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    I personally couldn't lift the iron and when I did start to do a few bits at around ten weeks I got just cheap light weight one temporarily. X
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    The info in my aftercare pack says at least 12 weeks, but I would get advise from your physio. My Gynae's advise to me has been if I need to ask if I can, then I am not ready. ( I am one week post op, I am not ready for anything! ) 
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      I have an exceptionally good gynae, he says ' if you are tired, sleep, if you are hungry eat, your body is your best guide, listen to it. look upon your recouperation as a sabbatical, time to read those books and watch those films without guilt!' I went through Bupa for my operation this time (only because of timescales and my plans), but I have had treatment from this man on the NHS too and he is no different, he is a true gent, one of the old school consultants who has time to listen. 
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      You probably won't carolyn and there's probably no need for you to see a physio so don't worry. I didn't and it's not usual practice for ladies to be referred post op either. A physio is most useful when a lady doesn't want or can't have surgery and then only if it's a specialist physio specially trained in pelvic floor.
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