Rectocele op 3 weeks ago

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hi ladies. Had my op 3 weeks ago nd don't feel too bad but am worried about doing too much. I have pottered around the house, done some light jobs and sat down a lot. I get very stiff sitting for ant length of time. I bleed when I have a bm or blow my nose too hard and have general achy tummy. I am guessing this is all normal. I want to drive soon and have to start back at work in a couple of weeks but am worried I might not be up to it.  I sit all day in my job and at home am able to wander around or go for a walk.  Feeling a bit confused as to how I should be feeling. I am worried work will think I am faking it ......

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    Hi Ann, you could be pushing it expecting to go back to work in 2 weeks. I did start to feel a lot better by 6 weeks but still very tired and napping most days. Sore tummy sounds normal but not sure about the blood loss. Have you been for your checkup yet? 
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    Hello ann. It took me about 6-8 weeks before I started to feel better and didn't even think of driving until about 10 weeks. I was off work for 13 weeks and went back graduated return. Remember you've had major surgery. Listen to your body and take things easy.
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    Hi

    Like everyone is saying it can take 6+ week to recover. I didn't drive for 6 weeks and returned to work after 9 weeks off. I felt ready when I went back though and apart from feeling a little tired of I didn't get enough sleep I have been great. I had a light but constant blood loss for six weeks. Made me think my body was still healing and I slept 12+ hours every day. Don't rush back if you can help it.

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      My imagine not driving for that long and am going to try working from home coz worried about pay 
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    If you can work from home that will be much better. You can work for a while, have a nap etc etc . Good luck! PS ignore my concern about blood loss, I had virtually none and forgot its a normal part of healing! smile 
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    Have a dull ache in my stomach - I guess this is normal. The discharge is yucky!!! rolleyes
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