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I had surgery 11 weeks ago. My bladder had completely prolapse and rectum was being pulled down with it. I'm 53, and was in great physical shape. Have been weight training most of my life. I had 3 natural vaginal deliveries. I'm 5ft 6 and weight 120lbs. My middle child weighed 10 lbs and was. 23 inches long. My 3rd child had to be pulled with forceps. Throughout my life, I have done a lot of heavy lifting in the gym and out. It defiantly took its toll on my body. I went back to work at 14 days post op. I'm a teacher, so I tried to not stay on my feet too much. Got tired really easy. I started walking a mile after 7 days. I have 3 grandsons, the youngest 1 year old. I did pick him up more than I should have, but couldn't resist. I never had any pain at all. I drink prune juice everynite and poop fine in the morning. I do feel some pressure in my left side of tummy but hoping that's normal. My spouse works overseas so I have no help keeping up the house and yard, so I did resume most normal chores st 3 weeks including mowing and weedeating. I just returned from vacation with my grandkids and kids and defiantly overdid it. I pulled a muscle in my back and freaked out thinking I screwed up something from surgery. After worrying for 2 days I decided to go with the flow. I suppose forever we will all worry whether or not if there is a pain here or there, it's the prolapse coming back. We are women and take care of children, parents ect. GoD made us strong so we could handle all the crap our bodies go through, so we have to live our lives and not be afraid or embarrassed about these things. I'm going back to the gym this week and I know will have to modify everything I did before, and I will. Hoping the surgeon did his job well and healing will continue and I will be fine. I sure wish I would have know 20 years ago to not try to work like a man, but for as long as I live, I will talk about prolapse, ect to as many young women as I can, so at least they are aware. I'm grateful to have found this blog.
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