TVT, fallopian tube removal and more

Posted , 5 users are following.

This discussion has been locked due to a period of inactivity. Start a new discussion

Hi all, I'm new to this site and looking forward to reading if anyone else has been through the same surgery as is being recommended to me. I am booked in for 17 November 2016!

I am having my uterus lifted due to a slight prolapse, bilateral salpingectomy, TVT and A&P vaginal repair.

I am quite anxious about the surgery and the recovery times. I am a gym instructor and have struggled with incontinence for most of my life, but is now significantly worse after having two kids.

Has anyone else had this combination of surgical procedures? What was your recovery like? Can you give me any tips?

Thanks!

0 likes, 7 replies

Report

7 Replies

  • Posted

    Hi, I'm 3 weeks post surgery. I had posterior repair, sacrospinous hysteropexy, TVTO and perineorrhaphy.

    I'm still in pain. I just started to cook again. I can walk only in the back yard. I thought I would have been recovered more.

    Recovering time is person to person. Mine might be not the best.

    Report
  • Posted

    I'm 2 weeks post op posterior repair and tubes removed. I am just now starting to feel a little better. Abs were very sore after the salpingectomy. Was done lap. Any other questions please let me know

    Report
  • Posted

    Hi. Had a complete hysterectomy A&P repair and a tvt back in April. It's a long slow recovery but if you stick to taking it easy you should make a good recovery. It's when peopl think they feel ok and do something too early that they set themselves back. Everyone's recovery is different but hearing their experiences can give you a good guide. The tvt is the best thing I had done. No more leakage!!!! And in your line of work that will be great for you. Your op sound very similar to mine except my uterus and everything else was removed as opposed to being lifted. I was recommended by my surgeon that 3mths off work for the A&P repair alone as it's the tissues repair that takes the longest and even then you have to be careful about lifting heavy things. Not sure how that will affect you in a gym. Have you asked about this when you saw consultant? Are you uk? I've also learnt from heat that each area in U.K. Can have different advice about returning to work. There is some good useful information on the general info page. Matron used to advise us to read that especially the link from Teesside.

    I had a good recoverywith very few issues and I believe it's down to me taking it slow and listening to my body if I'd overdone it. I wish you luck in your op and recovery.

    Fiona. X

    Report
    • Posted

      Thanks Fiona. I live in Australia. My specialist seems to think I will be ok to return to work after 2 weeks. To clarify, I have a desk job and a gym job. I have taken 8 weeks off any gym work but will be expected to return to my 'real' job (desk one) after 2 weeks. Hoping that I will be feeling well enough by then.

      Report
    • Posted

      Six weeks at least I think. You have to give your inside wounds time to heal and can't see them but your body will tell you if you're doing too much! Rest as much as poss first two weeks and gradually build up what you do. Short walks also building up each day. Specialists don't have your body and probably have not had this type of surgery if any! Take care of yourself and your repair will last longer. Best wishes, Pollyanna rolleyes

      Report
    • Posted

      My goodness that's crazy. Can't believe a consultant is telling woman it's ok to return to work after such a short time. Will you gp give you a sick note for longer if you need it as I feel you will struggling. Even a desk job will have its issues. Lots of sitting in one place will be tender on lower area. Listen to your body. Hope you heal good. X

      Report
    • Posted

      Thanks Fi-45, it's really hard to know how recovery will be so I am so grateful that others are willing to share their experiences. I'm looking for realistic expectations, I have a demanding desk job and definitely don't want to overdo things and potentially increase my recovery time.

      Report

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion

Report as inappropriate

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up