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I have also been embarrassed to talk about my rectocele situation.
Unlike most people on this site, I am only 27 years old. I have one child who I delivered vaginally 7 years ago. I am 5ft 6in tall and weigh 127lbs. Every doctor I've seen has been shocked to find I have a severe rectocele. I guess I don't match the normal profile.
I am scheduled to have surgery on the 19th of this month. I found out today I have 4 weeks off work for recovery. I WAS shocked it was so long but now I'm wondering if it's going to be enough... Human Resources did say I can get more (up to 12 weeks) if it comes down to it, but as a single mother, I can't afford to live on 60% of my pay.
The first surgeon I saw was concerned about my age, afraid the risks were too high because I may decide to have more children someday, etc. However, my surgeon now sees it as a good thing as says I have youth on my side. He thinks I'll have a full recovery and will even be able to have kids years (Doctor recommends I wait at least 4) down the road if I choose.
Are there any other young mothers who've gone through the surgical repair?? I'm so worried.
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