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Can someone advise me please. I had surgery to repair a large anterior and posterior vaginal prolapse on 9th April. 

When can I start walking and building up my strength again? 

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    Hi

    I had surgery on 21st March this year, almost 4 weeks ago. I have been advised that by 6 weeks I will be doing 30 minutes brisk walks twice a day and that I should be walking every day building up to the 30 mins. Also, told I will probably need a rest morning& afternoon which I have found true.

    Good luck

    Jennie 

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      Hi Louise

      Yes, I am increasing my walks gradually as instructed by my Consultant. She said to start with 5 minute walks from after the 1st week & build it up.

      Jennie

       

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      Definitely not 10 min a day.

      I did gentle workaround house and garden first few weeks then may be increase slowly after tbat. Remember the first 6 wk s are most important for rest. Gentle moving feet while resting is good for clot prevention.walk

      If I'm doubt speak to consultant..each patient ha s different aftercare.x

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    I spent the entire first week basically in bed.  My in laws stayed with us and helped with the kids.  The second week I walked around the house and stuff but that was about it.  Husband and nanny took care of the kids.  In the third week I started going for short walks and started getting my energy levels back up.  I went back to work (office job sitting all day basically) at 4.5 weeks and I think it was too soon.  I would have preferred to go back at 6 weeks.  Hope this helps!  I can give you more detailed info if you want.  Rest up!
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    Hi Lou Lou

    As I have had your surgery and more 3 times I would not be on your feet for very long at all in the first 3 weeks. My pelvic physio said after 3 weeks only 5 mins walk a day adding another 5 mins every week (5 x 2, 5 x 3. etc) I know other people have been given different info but I am following instructions from professional who doesn’t want me to have the surgery yet again.  So please consider that. There is no value in straining healing tissue too soon if you end up having the surgery again.

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    I am in mid 4th week and I am at the beach. Lol. I had Rectocele repair and a bladder sling. The salt water has helped with the swelling more than anything yet.  I had my post op appt and it went well. I tried clitoral orgasm and it made me swell really bad. I was cleared for intercourse but I highly recommend not doing that at 4 weeks. I know everyone is different but I swell at nothing. I’ve missed my period because I imagine it’s traumatic to the body. I can walk for a little while but then have to stand or sit. Overall I am back to normal but as far as aerobic exercise I wouldn’t do that for at least 8 weeks. 
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