Is this normal ?

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Hi all

It is 6 and a bit weeks since I had a cystocele and entrocele repair. The swelling has gone down a lot in the last week. I've been a lot more active this week. Not doing any heavy lifting or vacuuming though. If I have been on my feet for too long though I feel like it swells again down there. Anyone else experienced this . Also get bad Ab cramps as well.

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    Hi jolil,

    It is positively encouraging to heat that the swelling has gone down around 6 week mark.

    Think the Ab cramps are really just due to being more active and the feeling of swelling due to overdoing things just a little.

    I am 5 weeks post op on Wednesday, everyone seems to agree things get easier from around 6 weeks onwards.

    Good to hear someone else making progress, look after yourself and take it slowly.

    Phyl xx

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      Thank you.

      I know I got to 5 weeks and still felt really weak. This last week I've felt more like myself. Only problem being off this long I've decided I don't like my house anymore and we looked around a couple of houses at the weekend. 😯😯😯

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      Couldn't even begin to consider a house move at this stage. I started to strip walls in my hall and stairway last autumn, just around same time was getting lots of overtime at work, either on my feet or packing . That's when started getting prolapse symptoms, was getting home and having to put feet up to recover between shifts. Managed to paper and emulsion ceiling and walls, but never managed to Finnish stairway. Still not done, very frustrating. Will have to wait till I've recovered and managed to cope with return to work before even attempting to finish it!

      Having said that once my son moves out (he's 21) would like to downsize to 2 bedroom bungalow! But that probably won't be for some time yet, maybe in 10/11 year when due to retire( can't see how I'm ever going to get through next 10 years with , the possibility of further prolapse's, most employment always involves being on feet or weight bearing) .

      Anyhow hope your enjoying house hunting, preferable to being stuck in the house.

      Phyl xx

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