prolapse surgery fears

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hì. i was hoping for some feedback on a query regarding prolapse surgery.

i saw my gp in November and she said that i had both prolapses and sent me to a gyney who agreed and promptly booked me in for surgery for the 6th feb.

but after reading previous posts i am now terrified of the surgery.

i have only got 8 work days leave.

i am an insurance broker so most of the time I'm sitting down.

the only reason I get up from my desk is to use the printer or pee.

will the 2 weeks off work be enough?

I'm not in any pain at present, just have to go to the loo like every 10 minutes.

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    Wendy,

    In no way do I want to scare you or worry you.  If you have decided to have the surgery, at the advice of your doctor, than that is probably best.  I had surgery eight weeks ago and can only now just sit down without pain.  It was a very serious surgery and I think they recommend at least six weeks recovery.  I can not imagine having to go to work a week or two after.  Everyone is different, but this has been my experience.  Hoping you can make the best decision for you!

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    I had my A and P repair last May with a spinal anesthetic . I am 64 years old. I spent one night in hospital, with packing and intravenous out the morning after surgery. I had very little pain, some cramping like menstrual pain, and had to wear a menstrual pad for 7 weeks. I am retired but went back to volunteering after a week. As long as you are not on your feet for long periods and not doing lifting or strenuous physical work, things should go ok. Also, I needed to use the bathroom to pee more frequently for a while and used stool softeners for a bit. Try not to worry. Everything I read prior to the surgery appeared to be negative and I was scared to death. In actuality it was not nearly as bad as I thought. Sometimes people who have a rough time are more likely to post than the ones who things have gone smoothly for. Good luck!

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    We all have different experiences after this type of surgery! The only way you will know is after the op and you'll see how you feel and whether/when you feel well enough to return to work. Also you need to take the advice of your consultant surgeon, they will not be happy if you do too much too soon and have to have it repaired again. It's up to you! rolleyes

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    I would say definitely No , you need at least 6 weeks to recover , as you need a lot of rest my love I was off for 10 weeks , you might heal quick , but it still would need more than two x 
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