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I am a 49 year old and 8 weeks post op after having both an Anterior and Posterior repair . I have found my recovery an extremely long road one which I don't feel I was really prepared for . Upon leaving the hospital post op I was given information on both repairs explaining the proceedure , complications and a very brief guide to returning to normal activities (pelvic exercises, dissolvable stitches , when to resume sex and do not lift anything heavy) but they didn't tell me everything ! They didn't tell me any of the following : I would put on weight just by looking at a crumb of cake , I would be very emotional , my periods would be all over the place , I'd have to wear a sanitary towel all the time which just adds to the discomfort , the feeling as if I am carrying a tennis ball in my Virgina , dissolvable stitches which haven't dissolved , aches , pains , tiredness , the constant fear of constipation and many many more side effects .I had a check up with the consultant on Monday (5 days ago) and explained I felt as if I may have a bladder infection and my undissolved stitches were very uncomfortable ,I could feel a large swelling at the front of my virgina and I had been bleeding for 2 weeks on and off he proceeded to give me an internal examination . Well I walked out of his office with antibiotics for a suspected bladder infection , an antibiotic cream just in case I have a virginal infection and my stitches unremoved as he preferred if they remained as I was still healing .But that's not all I left his office with , later that evening I felt incredibly sore from the examination and had to take the maximum pain relief every day since .I found it differcult to walk and sit upright , only today was I able to resume my daily walk . He also signed me off for another 4 weeks and has asked to see me again in 2 weeks time . I'm really fed up and just want to get well and start feeling better and I even want to return to work !!!! Anyone else experiencing similar unhappy times
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