Laparoscopy for prolapses

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hi, I am a newbie to this site, due to have a laparoscopic repair of prolapsed uterus, bladder and rectum. I live in France so, although I speak reasonable French, still worrying about being in hospital and not able to discuss in detail how I feel. Just need reassurances that this op will go ok. Not had major problems, some urinary leaks, discomfort during sex, and usually feeling I need to go again after having a poo! Anyone out there who can give me some positives will be very welcome! 

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    Ah bless you, you'll be ok.  There will be a bit of pain when you wake up etc and you'll feel very tired for a while. I felt worse around week 3 when the stitches start to heal. It gets very stingy and uncomfortable then. I had a@p about 10 weeks ago. I'm still at home as I work in a school and have a hectic job. 

    Good luck.

    caroline xx

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    Hi I had an A and P 7 weeks ago. I've had discomfort but very little pain. The worst part is being tired when you try to do more. Plus not lifting is more difficult than I thought. I'm not back at work yet as I too work with children. I feel better than I did before the op. Try to keep positive and don't over do things.

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    Hi ! I'm 8 weeks post op and going back to work this week. I've been in very little pain and discomfort other than weeks 3-5 when I got my period and stitches coming out. I'm just back from 10 days in France (Lourdes & La Grande Motte which was amazing) went by car - no problem but your body is not long in telling you when you've overdone things after this type of surgery so listen to it and take things very easy. I doubt you will be housebound or bed bound for any more than a few days but you will be very tired more so than you expect . You say you aren't that bad but it's incredible what you get used to and it does get worse if you don't get things fixed. After the op they usually monitor your temperature,pain and blood pressure every 2 hours even waking u during the night to do it for the first 24 hours. Take care and don't worry xx

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      Hi Frances, I'm 20 days post op for A and P repair and bladder sling and as everyone says the tiredness was a little unexpected. I haven't slept during the day for years but found myself asleep on the sofa several times! Keep using the pain relief especially during the first few weeks, have to say was more discomfort than pain. I already feel better ' down there' and had a sneaky look and realise how abnormal things had been prior to op! The stitches healing and tightening feels odd and I found using sensitive baby wipes or similar when going to the loo helped. Also used laxative for first week as they do say no straining for bowel movements. I've been walking around much more this week and am off into town today as feel so well. The not lifting is so important and ask for help with hovering etc. I just got people to take washing to line and then I was able to hang it out. It's just a bit of an adjustment to our normal routines. Listen to your body, rest when you need, ask for help and enjoy some daytime TV. Best of luck, you'll be fine Xx

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    I had vaginal hysterectomy with cystocele and rectocele repairs in February.  I knew straight after the op that I felt better as the prolapsed uterus was so uncomfortable and though I'd been scared of the op and the pain afterwards, it was all fine, just took painkillers for the first few weeks.  I would recommend this always for prolapse.  I didn't have much opportunity to discuss things whilst in hospital and I'm sure your French would be good enough if you just need to ask for pain killers or a drink.

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