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Hi, I'm hoping some of you have advice you can offer about pessaries, preferably from those who recommend them!
I'm on a 2 year waiting list for sarcocolpopexy ( think that's it! Vaginal vault.......occurred 5 months after hysterectomy, anterior and posterior repairs ).
My urogynaecologist has recommended a pessary to relieve symptoms while I wait for op. I've just received an appointment to be fitted with one....next Wednesday, and I'm panicking! First of all, I'm an absolute woose about pain, and squeamish about looking at, or feeling, " my bits!" After 3 children, a long time ago, you'd think I should have more sense!
Scared of insertion, petrified of it dislodging, and no idea how I'd cope if I had to remove it myself! Worried what would happen if I was on holiday, or a distance from home!
Most of all, it would only be helpful if it eased the pressure on my rectum which is my main problem. I can cope with the full feeling in my vagina.
So, anyone out there able to advise? Any help appreciated. I'm very aware from reading the many distressing posts, that there are many more girls/ladies out there in a lot more pain than I am. Big hugs to all. X
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