With free registration, you can ask and answer questions in our HYSTERECTOMY forum community, get free booklets, access Hysterectomy Checkpoints and more. You are not alone. The HysterSisters are here for you. Join us today!
I have a LAVH with posterior and anterior repairs along with a bladder sling on November 6th. I am not experiencing what I consider complications, however I wanted to find out how others with posterior repair healed and coped with this part of the surgery.
I am 17 days post op and still can't sit comfortably on my rear end for any length of time. If I go to a restaurant sitting in a regular chair is just out of the question. I am still experiencing some bleeding as well, the bleeding is vaginal and not from discharging urine or having bowel movements. I am not having any problems with bowel movements or peeing at all. That is all very regular and there is only the most minor of discomfort when doing either.
I was scheduled to fly out of town today to spend Thanksgiving with relatives and decided I was not up to the hustle and bustle at the airport combined with sitting in a airplane seat for over an hour. So I just dropped my son off at the airport and he went without me. I have two cars and have already figured out which one is more comfortable to drive and ride in so the other remains garaged.
I don't feel bad pain anymore, just discomfort, sometimes major discomfort. My rear end is achy, sore, tender and sometimes a little itchy. I am taking it very easy. My son is still doing the house cleaning, grocery shopping and lifting for me. He is such a great young man.
My questions are how long was it before you could sit in a regular fashion?
Is bleeding 2+ weeks out normal?
Any other information you could provide me about the healing process for A & P repairs would be great.
It all depends on how much work you had done and the procedure, but 6 weeks was the time my surgeon told me to recover from the posterior repair and a further 6 weeks before you are really feeling back to 'normal'.I also had lifting( nothing heavier than a gallon of milk/full kettle of water/ 2kg )and driving restrictions(not allowed to for 6 weeks) and the 'nothing inside' rule for 6 weeks too.
Go by what your doctor has told you. Sitting was not at all comfortable for me for about 4 weeks as you know and I continued to have some bleeding for some time.
So all this sounds very normal to me, but best to check with your doctor to make sure it is expected from whay you had done.You are very early days yet.
This sounds pretty normal to me too. I had most of what you had done and for two weeks didn't even leave the house. The sitting continued to be a problem for me for at least 4 weeks and then it was still uncomfortable to sit for very long at a time. I used a donut pillow and that helped a lot. I used to kneel in front of the computer instead of sitting. The car was the worst.
I think you should resign yourself to being pretty sore for at least 7 wks. It'll get better but sitting or standing for long periods of time is pretty hard when you are healing up from so much. Everyone is different, but that's my honest assessement.
I had tvh, tvt, and a & P repairs on 10/11. The first 4 weeks were the hardest as far as sitting, moving around, getting up and down, bending, etc. Even now at 6 weeks, I have to be careful getting up and down, and try not to sit in one spot too long.
As far as traveling goes, I would rather have sat in a plane for an hour, than ride in a car. And most airports have shuttles or carts for people who need help getting around. I'm sorry you weren't able to go!!
I had some infection develop at the top of the posterior repair at about a week that caused bleeding for about 2.5 weeks. A few days of antibiotics and it was gone.
Otherwise, everything has been great!! Cleared for intercourse last week and that went awesome! The repairs REALLY made a big difference.