TVT Operation Date

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I am going in on the 12th September for my TVT operation that is being done under a Local Anaesthetic.  Just wondering if anyone can give some advise on how they felt during and after the procedure?

​Was the Local Anaethetic enough to not feel any pain with it being such a delicate area?

​How long did it take you to recover as I would like to be back at workas soon as possible. I have a desk job so can be seated most of the day if needed.

​Finally has the op been a success for you?

​Any advice would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

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    Hello. I haven't had this operation but I know some patients who have, one being a very close friend. She had the surgery in February, under local like you are. She came home once she'd passed urine the same day. She had no pain because an hour before the operation she was given a suppository that contained a local anaesthetic and throughout the procedure she felt absolutely nothing but chatted to the doctors and nurses in the operating theatre. She took things easy for 2 weeks and could drive after about 3 weeks. At 6 weeks she was back on the golf course. She said the operation has changed her life and has been a complete success. You have nothing to worry about 

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    I had the same surgery, mine was out patient . ( I had a cetecele and rectocele with acell mesh)They had a surgery center. It was not as bad as I thought. I went home with catheter and packing. It was more uncomfortable than painful. I only took 4 pain pills total. Only problem I had was not being able to empty bladder completely. I'm still surprised that I have no real pain. Hoping it doesn't come latter. I froze sanitary pads and used them as ice packs. Also brought a donut pillow to have on hand. I've also been careful about not standing to long and only walk short distance. I did not bleed real bad either. I drove at two weeks, just short distance.

    In short it wasn't at all as bad as I thought, I've been warned that you really have to let your body heal. I've try to eat heathy and keep my feet up. Getting a little old at this point but I want everything to heal. This was very devastating to me when it first happen. No warning, never heard of a prolapsed, until it actually came out. So glad to have that part behind me.

    Wish you best with surgery, I'm just 3 weeks ahead of you.

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    Hi, hlbrook:

    I had my surgery on July 19th, but I had a general anethesia....It was a four and half hr. surgery, but I felt really great after it was over.  I just have to be careful not to lift really heavy things...forever....I have to do the Kegal exercises and pray that it doesn't come back.

    Wishing you good luck and blessings on your upcoming surgery...It is so wonderful to be normal again and not have the horrible prolapse...worth the surgery, believe me...

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    Thank you to everyone who has commented.  Although I think some of you are making reference to prolapse surgery which is what I had 2 years ago on both my bladder and bowel.  The TVT operation is as "Matron" staes a sling that is attatched tou your bladder to prevent stress incontinence and I am informed on the handout that the hospital gave me is a 30 minute procedure. 

    ?Just hope that it is fairly straightforward and is a op that recovery is quick as I want to be back at work as soon as possible.

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      It will be very straightforward hlbrook and I think this new way of helping ladies with any incontinence of urine is a big breakthrough. It is only about 30 minutes and the nurses will keep you company and keep you distracted throughout that time and then you'll be home the same day. As I mentioned before my friend who is in her 70's said she's got a new lease of life. Good luck and let us know how you get on xx

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    Hi I had tvt in April. Didn't have local as I was having other or resides aswell. Can't comment much on recovery as mine has been longer due to other things. But can say that I no longer have leakage on sneezing coughing etc. It's been great to feel more confident and not worry about that sort of thing. It will change your life. I'm sure if that. Good luck. Xx

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    I had TVT over 2 years ago together with a pelvic floor repair.  Unfortunately the pelvic pelvic floor repair failed but the TVT has been a complete success and i would thoroughly recommend it.  Unforutnately they no longer perform the procedure where I am based due to the mesh used but i have had no problems with it.  Good luck xx
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      I got my TVT repair done in Feb 2014 and they used a small amount of mesh in the sling the surgeon informed me.  I was one of the last patients to have this done as the mesh and these procedures were then banned in Scotland.
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      Sorry debi I just misunderstood. They don't tend to use it for a TVT but it sounds as though your surgeon wanted to make yours a bit more secure. You do know that the mesh is perfectly safe now don't you? 

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      That is a good thing then as there were a lot of patients having to forego this procedure due to the problems with the mesh.  My stress incontinence has been cured 100% so it has been a complete success for me and hopefully many other ladies going forward.
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