Laparoscopic hysterectomy and prolapse bladder repair

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Hi I'm waiting to have a hysterectomy done by laparoscopy taking womb cervix tubes and maybe ovaries depending if they are healthy or not and prolapsed bladder repaired at same time, has anybody had this done and can tell me what there recovery was like and how long they had to stay in hospital please smile x

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    Hi 

    I am 5 weeks post op after a vaginal hysterectomy and anterior (bladder) repair and my experience has been fine.  W as fortunate enough to be offered a bed in my local hospital's private wing  after complaining about the bad way in which my original op cancellation was handled.  I had almost no pain or discomfort after the op, except for a bit of soreness the first night.  The only discomfort thereafter was caused by needing to go to the loo after 3 days!!  My recovery has only been hampered by overdoing things at 2 weeks post op (mainly because they didn't tell me anything apart from not lifting).  I had a bad bleed at this point but rested for 2 days and then everything was OK.  I feel so good now, have no pain or discomfort and no bleeding, so I am contemplating a gentle jog at the weekend.

    Best of luck with your op and I hope it goes well.

    Shani xxx

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      Thank you for replying, I think I'm more bothered about having the catheter in then having anything else done lol! Did you after have a catheter and if so for how long x

      Sharron x 

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      Yes I did and barely knew it was there. They insert it while you are under the anaesthetic so you are unaware of it.   It was actually quite nice not having to worry about getting out of bed for a wee on the first day!! It was taken out after 24 hours and not at all painful - just felt a bit like having a wee as the tube comes out, but no pain.

      Hope that gives you a bit of reassurance.

      Best wishes

      Shani xx

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      Hi , I'm 3 weeks after my laparoscopic hysterectomy and prolapsed bladder repair. Great recovery got to be careful not to overdo it. But I am still leaking urine when I walk. Hard to hold my bladder. Been doing Keagle exercises and some walking trying to strengthen it. Does anybody else have this problem?

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    Hi. I'm also waiting for lap hysterectomy inc ovaries. When I had a lap for just release of ovaries and womb for endometriosis they took catheter out before I woke up and I was able to get up for wee as soon as I'd drunk my cuppa but was on day case and wasnt meant to stay in but guessing by what you've been told its not the case when they do actual hysterectomy. I wish hospitals would tell you that! Saying that I had catheter in following complications after i gave birth a number of years ago and you hardly know when its being removed so please Dont worry about that. I have been told one night in and 4 weeks off work if that helps but by the posts on here we need to take it easy so doesn't set us back. When are you going in? Good luck xx
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    5 weeks post op for same op - was in hospital for 24 hours and home. Felt great after op believe it or not. I was taken more pain killers pre op !!! Had a urine infection and some slight pain this last week but that's because iv over done it. Advice - even though lap is a quicker recovery and just because you have not had a abdominal procedure dose not mean you have not still had major surgery !!!! I find that people will ask you was it lap or TAH when you say lap ah your fine then your not! Remember to rest up and when you feel tired rest! IV not started HRT yet as I have to bevery careful what they put me on . I can honestly say I have been really surprised how good I have felt after this op but ...... 5-6 weeks even sooner you have to take your time , NO driving no lifting , allow people to help you . Don't Rush as I have discovered ha ha . Remember it major surgery and will take time to heal . Your going to be just fine xxxxxx
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      No worries hun , keep in touch let us know how you are doing . i have also started hot flushes this week too that normal , I was planning to return to work next week that would be week 6 for me but have decide NO take another week off and not rush, I had my right ovary removed last year and excision of endo and was back to work 4 weeks that was far too early so am taking my time this time - anything your concerned about just ask . It's a great site . Am trying to remember things for you .... Oh your bowel with be sluggish after op too that's normal I had dihorea for a few days but normal - I have had no bleeding even the day after I was expecting lots of blood on a pad but nope only had a small light pink colour on a pantie liner! I have read that some women have a gush of blood suddenly even 7-8 weeks post op so again this seems to be normal . Emotionally iv been better too few days I have burst into tears but honestly nothing like before . Still very early days for me so that might change ;-) good luck and love to you xxx
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