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Just posting to let you know how I am at 12 weeks.
I saw a gynaecologist today ( not the one who operated on me as it was a new referral) ... this was because after surgery at about 5 weeks I noticed a small bulge outside. It's appernetly a urethaceole but nothing really to worry about and doesn't really need to be operated on. It wasn't caused by my surgery...
So... my surgery has been successful! after all that worrying about the bearing down feeling, terrible pain in my buttock and sciatica and always wondering if the repairs had reverted ( then getting an abscess and worrying if it would recur ... but all is well , in fact he says "perfect". Just to recap , I had rectocele, enterocele repairs and sacrospinious fixation. It seems my stitches from the rectocele have already dissolved. My permanent stitches from the fixation are still there.
I'm in no pain now and I am going back to the gym this week. I have been told to build up to normal gym workout over the next 6 weeks. I have been doing my own exercises at home since week 8. Nothing involving my stomach and abdomen though.
I have also had sex (first time week 10) and I don't even need to use lube or coconut oil. It is better than before ... takes longer but I get a better end result!
So , I'm very happy. I am still avoiding lifting heavy things , not picking up full bin bags etc... and I will avoid high impact gym classes and exercises like stomach crunches and full planks, probably for ever. Also I am avoiding jogging. Now I do lots of walking as an alternative. I do get physically tired a lot, but I think this is from 3 months of relative inactivity and the whole first month lying down due to the awful sciatica and buttock pain from the fixation.
Also ... I'm doing my pelvic floor exercises 3 times a day. Yes, it's a pain, but I'm taking no chances!
So ... I was in such a desperate state for the first 4 weeks. The worst pain I've ever had , but ladies... there really is light at the end of the tunnel! You will get better if you can be a patient patient!
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